Exploring Singapore's Art Spaces
through Art Catalogues
What can art catalogues tell us about the development of the arts and cultural sector in Singapore? In this video, we speak to librarians from the National Library, Singapore, Nadia Ramli and Kong Leng Foong. Together, they show us how these materials can be referenced and read as important historical documents, and how you can access them for yourself.
Mary Bernadette Lee on Collective Memory, Educating Through Art and Allowing for Expansive Encounters
“I’m always thinking about how I can define myself and my role. I often wonder if I should specialise in one particular medium or continue dabbling in different mediums. I don’t have the answer to that question, but in a sense, I think what I’ve done so far has been telling”
Takahashi Mizuki (Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile) on Dayanita Singh's Time Measures
“We’re trying to pioneer a new model for running an arts centre. It’s no longer about merely showcasing the work of great contemporary artists. We also have to think about how we can connect the past to the present in order to deliver a strong message to the general public.”
Flights of Imagination: How Birds Have Been Reinvented As Mythical Creatures Around The World
Mythical beings can be found in almost any culture around the world, and in particular, bird-like creatures feature across various pantheons. Described in literature, artists imbued this mythical aviary with physical forms, evidencing a clear relationship between word and image.