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Exhibition view of “Authority and Anxiety” in “Between Declarations and Dreams: Art of Southeast Asia since the 19th Century”, UOB Southeast Asia Gallery. Image courtesy of National Gallery Singapore.


Exhibiting Collections at National Gallery Singapore

National Gallery Singapore opened in 2015, with a focus on the art of Singapore and Southeast Asia from the 19th to the present. Its collection exhibition Between Declarations and Dreams was the first long-term display of Southeast Asian art, enabling a regional art history to be presented and important new narratives to be explored. Acquisitions of key works continued to strengthen the collection and provided a framework for temporary exhibitions. This presentation will look at how a regional art history was formulated in Singapore, and how it was positioned within global art histories through the Gallery’s program of changing exhibitions, including the current exhibition Ever Present: First People’s Art of Australia.

Russell Storer is Head Curator, International Art, at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. He was previously Director (Curatorial, Research and Exhibitions) at National Gallery Singapore, where he co-curated exhibitions including Minimalism: Space. Light. Object., Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow, and Between Worlds: Raden Saleh & Juan Luna. He has also held curatorial positions at QAGOMA in Brisbane, where he co-curated the 6th, 7th, and 8th Asia Pacific Triennials, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. He was a co-curator of the 3rd Singapore Biennale in 2011.

How to Book: Please email Chris Manning by 30th August to secure your place.

Registered participants will be sent the Zoom link a day or two before the lecture.

How to Pay
1. By Direct Debit (“your name STORER” as reference)
BSB: 012 003 Account Number: 2185 28414
Account Name: The Asian Arts Society of Australia

2. By credit card on this website – see booking button on top right of this page



1 September, 2022
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm AEST
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