Suddenly Turning Visible: Art and Architecture in SEA, 1969-89: Curated by Cheng Jia Yun, Joleen Loh, Seng Yu Jin and Shabbir Hussain Mustafa, Singapore National Gallery
'Suddenly Turning Visible' explores how urban development in the 1970s impacted the cities of Bangkok, Singapore and Manila, and how the relationship between art and architecture during this period led to the emergence of new, hybrid cultural forms.
The exhibition examines this paradigm shift in the history of art in Southeast Asia through the stories of three influential art institutions: Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP, established 1966, Manila); Alpha Gallery (1971-1988, Singapore); and Bhirasri Institute of Modern Art (BIMA, 1974-1988, Bangkok). All three were sites of intersection between art and architecture while advancing interdisciplinary, experimental and collective practices.
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