REGIONAL SOLIDARITIES: COLLECTIONS AT NATIONAL GALLERY SINGAPORE AND THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA – TAASA Review March 2023
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This article was originally found in the March 2023 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 32, Issue 1, Page 16).
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Russell Storer T he primary aim of most national institutions is to narrate their local art history.
They foreground significant artists and trace the development of their own art movements and artistic scenes, while considering their role within local society and in the shaping of a national identity.
Alongside this – depending on their collections and capacity for loans – is the sharing of artistic practices and histories from other parts of the world, often drawing out local connections, or at least offering introductions to international figures and movements...