Tropical | Curator Tour with Teo Hui Min and Cheng Jia Yun

09 Mar 2024 (Sat)

Tropical | Curator Tour with Teo Hui Min and Cheng Jia Yun

09 Mar 2024 (Sat)
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National Gallery Singapore


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Event Details

Saturday 09 March 2024 | 3 pm | Meeting point: Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery 1 (near Lift Lobby B), Level 3, City Hall Wing, National Gallery Singapore
*This programme is free for exhibition ticket holders. Please ensure you have a valid admission ticket to "Tropical: Stories from Southeast Asia and Latin America".
Gain a deeper understanding into the images and ideas associated with the word “tropical” with curators Teo Hui Min and Cheng Jia Yun, as they take you on a guided tour of the exhibition Tropical: Stories from Southeast Asia and Latin America. Hear about the curatorial narratives behind the exhibition and delve deeper into selected artworks. Join us in uncovering the shared solidarities among artists, writers, and thinkers in Southeast Asia and Latin America against the backdrop of 20th-century colonialism. 
About the Curators Teo Hui Min is Curator at National Gallery Singapore, where she contributes to the curation of “Siapa-Nama Kamu?” and “Beyond Declarations and Dreams”, long-term exhibitions of Singapore and Southeast Asian art from the 19th century to the present. Other exhibitions she has co-curated include “Tropical: Stories from Southeast Asia and Latin America” (2023), “Mohammad Din Mohammad: The Mistaken Ancestor” (2021), “Georgette Chen: At Home in the World (2020) and “Lim Cheng Hoe: Painting Singapore (2018)”.
Cheng Jia Yun is Curator at National Gallery Singapore, where she researches post-war art of Southeast Asia with a focus on Singapore and Thailand. Recent projects include "Awakenings: Art in Society in Asia 1960s–1990s" (2018–2019), "Suddenly Turning Visible: Art and Architecture in Southeast Asia 1969–1989" (2019–2020), and "Fú Chá" (2020), the Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission by Cao Fei.

Admission Rule

Please ensure you have a valid admission ticket to "Tropical: Stories from Southeast Asia and Latin America".
Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of the programme for registration. Latecomers may be denied entry as spaces could be reallocated at the discretion of the organiser. If you are unable to attend the event or have any access needs, do email curatorialprogrammes@nationalgallery.sg. By attending this event, you consent to being video-recorded or photographed by the Gallery and its appointed photographers and to having such recordings/photographs used by the Gallery for marketing, publicity or promotional purposes. Programme details may change depending on the latest COVID-19 safety measures.

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