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Classic Contemporary: Contemporary Southeast Asian Art from the Singapore Art Museum Collection

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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.

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