MODERN ART OF SOUTHEAST ASIA AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY SINGAPORE – TAASA Review June 2006

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This article was originally found in the June 2006 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 15, Issue 2, Page 20).

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Phoebe Scott T he National Gallery Singapore will open its doors to the public in November this year.

It will provide two dedicated permanent exhibition spaces, one for the art of Singapore and the other of Southeast Asia, from the 19th century to the present day, as well as a number of temporary exhibition spaces. National Gallery Singapore Fa├žade, 2015.

Photo courtesy of Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, Singapore While national galleries throughout Southeast Asia have important collections of their own country’s modern artworks, National Gallery Singapore will be significant for offering a permanent regional platform where the art histories of these countries can be viewed side by side, uncovering new relationships and leading to new avenues for exhibition and research...