Researching official and unofficial records, media coverage, oral testimonies, and other relevant materials, Kent Chan is excavating a little-known episode of Singapore’s curatorial history, the first group exhibition of Singaporean artists in Europe entitled Paintings by Singapore Artists that took place in 1955. In his talk, Chan will discuss his interests in the history of colonialism and modernity, the tropics and the arts, sharing the process behind the first chapter of his work Seni. Act II, conceptualised and filmed during his six-month residency.
Venue: Block 38 Malan Road, Studio #01-07, Gillman Barracks
When: 23 May 2018, 7.30pm - 9pm