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‘(Re)collect’ chronicles legacy, untold stories

  • Stevie Emilia

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, May 17 2018   /  03:10 am

Affandi’s Self-Portrait ( 1975 ) (Courtesy of National Gallery Singapore)A new exhibition at the National Gallery Singapore, titled “(Re)collect: The Making of our Art Collection”, chronicles stories and legacies — unveiling untold stories behind the world’s largest institutional collection of modern art from Singapore and Southeast Asia.Running until Aug. 19, the exhibition displays over 120 out of the gallery’s 8,630 artworks, including those from Indonesian masters S. Sudjojono and Affandi.The gallery’s director, Eugene Tan, said it was an ongoing process for the gallery to delve deep and uncover stories behind its artworks.The diversity and inclusiveness, he added, characterized and differentiated its collection of Singapore and Southeast Asian works as they opened up possibilities to connect artistic practices beyond national boundaries. “This has allowed us to conti...