A Changed World: Singapore Art 1950s - 1970s

Exhibition Gallery 2,
10am - 7pm (last entry at 6.30pm) | On 14 & 15 Feb
gallery hours will extended till 9pm (last entry at 8.30pm)

A Changed World explores the development of Singapore art in light of the rapid changes that took place in Singapore after World War II. It charts the artists’ own engagement with changes in Singapore’s political, economic, social and urban landscape, and how they expressed their responses through their art. The exhibition spans Singapore’s immediate post-war period, from which both an artistic and national consciousness began to emerge, to the 1970s, when a Singaporean identity came to be solidified while artists adopted a new pictorial language that was more international. The exhibition will feature over 120 paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures from the National Collection.

Ho Kok Hoe (b. 1922)
Mixed media
Gift of Ho Kok Hoe
Image © National Collection, Singapore

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Wednesdays & Fridays (To commence on 11 December 2013) 1pm

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