Siapa nama kamu? Art in Singapore since the 19th century
HEINRICH LEUTEMANN, 'Unterbrochene Straßenmessung auf Singapore (Interrupted Road Surveying in Singapore)', c. 1865, wood engraving, 20.8 × 29.4 cm. Collection of National Museum of Singapore. Courtesy National Heritage Board, Singapore.
After a decade-long project costing SGD 532 million (USD 369 million), the National Gallery Singapore (NGS) opened its doors in November 2015 as the first public museum in the world dedicated to the research of Southeast Asian modern art. The museum is currently holding two major, long-term inaugural exhibitions on the development of the art histories of Singapore and Southeast Asia. 'Between Declarations and Dreams' is an overview of Southeast Asian modern art from the 19th century, while 'Siapa Nama Kamu? Art in Singapore Since the 19th Century' more specifically examines the art history of Singapore.