Picturing the Pandemic: A Visual Record of COVID-19 in Singapore showcases a deeply personal and wide-ranging view of the lives and experiences of diverse communities in Singapore during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The exhibition features commissioned works by Singaporean photographers and filmmakers, as well as personal belongings donated by members of the public to the National Collection. Together with the museum, they co-document for posterity how people of all ages and from all walks of life are adapting to everyday changes and standing up to the local and global Covid-19 crisis. The photos and artefacts on display also give voice to lesser-told stories and people’s private thoughts during this pandemic.
The public’s contribution of stories and personal belongings to the exhibition is part of the museum’s bold new initiative Collecting Contemporary Singapore. It seeks to collaborate with the public to document critical junctures in Singapore’s recent past by collecting, and passing on to future generations of Singaporeans, artefacts and records that embody shared memories and collective experiences.
Venue: National Museum of Singapore
When: 27 Feb - 29 Aug 2021, 10am - 7pm