Architecture and memory at The Arts House's LumiNation festival

An old photo of Mr Soh Ah Bay, now 90, juxtaposed against a new shot by photographer Deanna Ng for her exhibition The Collective Memory: Haw Par Villa.
An old photo of Mr Soh Ah Bay, now 90, juxtaposed against a new shot by photographer Deanna Ng for her exhibition The Collective Memory: Haw Par Villa.PHOTOS: SOH FAMILY / DEANNA NG
An old photo of Mr Koh Tong Wey and Madam Loh Yin Yeok, taken by Mr Koh Nia Chuan at Haw Par Villa, juxtaposed against a new shot by photographer Deanna Ng for her exhibition The Collective Memory: Haw Par Villa.
An old photo of Mr Koh Tong Wey and Madam Loh Yin Yeok, taken by Mr Koh Nia Chuan at Haw Par Villa, juxtaposed against a new shot by photographer Deanna Ng for her exhibition The Collective Memory: Haw Par Villa.PHOTOS: KOH NIA CHUAN / DEANNA NG
An old photo of Madam Siew Bing Ru at Haw Par Villa, juxtaposed against a new shot by photographer Deanna Ng for her exhibition The Collective Memory: Haw Par Villa.
An old photo of Madam Siew Bing Ru at Haw Par Villa, juxtaposed against a new shot by photographer Deanna Ng for her exhibition The Collective Memory: Haw Par Villa.PHOTOS: CHOO FAMILY / DEANNA NG

SINGAPORE - From a talk on casinos to an exhibition on photos past and present at theme park Haw Par Villa, artists and academics explore national identity through space and architecture at the LumiNation festival at The Arts House, which runs from Thursday (Aug 15) to Sunday.

The sophomore edition of the annual festival, which is themed Building Identity this year, is held in conjunction with National Day.

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