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Collectors share "weight of history" at The Collectors Show

Published on Jan 21, 2013 6:22 PM

In its third edition, The Collectors Show at the Singapore Art Museum presents compelling contemporary artworks from private collections while exploring the "weight of history" and how it has shaped artistic narratives.

The exhibition, which opens for public viewing at the Singapore Art Museum this Friday and runs till May 5, is an excellently curated showcase of how Asian artists perceive, and re-conceive, various aspects of history in the region.

Curator Michelle Ho draws the 23 works in this show from 18 collections of individuals and foundations. Instead of going for works with a wow factor, as was seen in the first edition of The Collectors Show in 2011, on display are stronger pieces that look at the history of the region they are from and how it has shaped aesthetic traditions.

These range from an installation of hammers smashed together by veteran Singapore artist Tang Da Wu, a piece that was first seen in the landmark Beyond LKY at Valentine Willie Fine Art in 2010.

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