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The 19th Century Artistic Activities of the Chinese in Singapore

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ART IN SINGAPORE 2019: 19TH CENTURY IMAGINARIES | GUEST LECTURE

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MIGRATION, TRANSMISSION AND LOCALISATION: THE 19TH CENTURY ARTISTIC ACTIVITIES OF THE CHINESE IN SINGAPORE

BY YEO MANG THONG

Join local researcher Yeo Mang Thong as he delves into the rich artistic activities of the early Chinese community in Singapore. Yeo will talk about how varied forms of visual culture at the time, from poetry to paintings and even daily newspaper advertisements, were informed by the community’s bonds to their homeland and experiences as immigrants and settlers.

This lecture is held in conjunction with the launch of Yeo’s latest book Migration, Transmission and Localisation: Visual Art in Singapore (1886 –1945), translated from Chinese to English and published by National Gallery Singapore

This lecture is held in Mandarin with simultaneous English translation.

About Art in Singapore 2019: 19th Century Imaginaries

Art in Singapore is National Gallery Singapore's annual programme series that expands on the curatorial research behind the DBS Singapore Gallery, continuing efforts to chart the development of Singapore’s history and cultural life through its art.

This year’s edition looks back at the art and visual culture of Singapore during the colonial period. It investigates how this nascent colony was imagined by the British and numerous travellers and settlers who arrived on the island picturing a new life.

About the Speaker

Yeo Mang Thong (姚梦桐) is a Singaporean scholar and educator. His 1992 publication Xinjiapo zhanqian huaren meishushi lunji (新加坡战前华人美术史论集), or Essays on the History of Pre-War Chinese Painting in Singapore is one of the most well-cited important reference for scholars in the field. He holds a Master of Arts in Chinese Studies from the National University of Singapore, and was awarded a National Day Commendation Medal in 1996.

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  • This talk is held at The Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, National Gallery Singapore.
  • Doors open at 10.45am for registered patrons.
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