Classic Contemporary: Contemporary Southeast Asian Art from the Singapore Art Museum Collection
Classic Contemporary shines the spotlight on Singapore Art Museum's most iconic contemporary artworks in its collection. By playfully asking what makes a work of art "classic" or "contemporary" -- or "classic contemporary" -- this accessible and quirky exhibition aims to introduce new audiences to the ideas and art forms of contemporary art. A stellar cast of painting, sculpture, video, photography, performance art from across Southeast Asia are brought together and given the red-carpet treatment, and the whole of the SAM 8Q building is transformed into a dramatic stage for these stars and icons. Yet beneath the glamour, many of the artworks also probe and prod serious issues -- often asking critical and challenging questions about society, nation and the history of art itself.