United Overseas Bank (UOB) has opened a selection of its four decade old art collection to the public for the first time. Eighty paintings by emerging and established Southeast Asian artists were curated for a special exhibition to provide a rich, visual commentary of the region’s economic and cultural transformation over the last six decades. The retrospective exhibition is part of the bank’s 80th year anniversary celebrations.
The exhibition, curated by the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), is titled The UOB Art Collection: Drawing from our past, framing the future. It weaves the story of Southeast Asia’s transformation through different mediums such as Chinese ink, batik art, oil and watercolour painting.
The paintings are by renowned Southeast Asian artists such as Chen Wen Hsi, Georgette Chen, Yusman Aman, Soelardjo and Singapore Cultural Medallion winner Lim Yew Kuan.
Venue: NAFA Galleries 1 & 2, 80 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189655
When: 17 Oct - 18 Nov 2015, 11am - 7pm (Open on Mondays to Sundays. Closed on 10 November 2015.)