Tropical: Stories from Southeast Asia and Latin America is the world’s first large-scale museum exhibition to take a comparative approach between artistic expressions from both regions, united by their struggles against colonialism.
Tropical spans the 20th century, tracing how artists from Southeast Asia and Latin America forged connections and nurtured solidarities, defiantly reclaiming their place within the story of art.
Over 200 paintings, sculptures, drawings, performances, and sensorial installations will be displayed through radical exhibition designs the Gallery developed in close collaboration with an acclaimed architecture firm. The exhibition features approximately 70 renowned artists from the two regions, some presented for the first time in Singapore. Artists include David Medalla, Diego Rivera, Emiria Sunassa, Frida Kahlo, Hélio Oiticica, Latiff Mohidin, Patrick Ng Kah Onn, Paul Gauguin, Tan Oe Pang and Tarsila do Amaral.
Discover remarkable parallels between artists from these distant parts of the world, and join us in uncovering how art can become a vehicle for resistance and transformation.
Venue: National Gallery Singapore, Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery, 1 St Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
When: 18 Nov 2023 - 24 Mar 2024,