Friday, 5 March 2010

Encountering Cheong Soo Pieng

[Cheong Soo Pieng, Brook, 1953, Oil on Canvas]

Date: 5 March - 31 July 2010
Venue: NUS Museum
Curators: Ahmad Mashadi & Karen Lim
Guest Curator: TK Sabapathy

An exhibition of works of one of Singapore's more influential artists, the late Cheong Soo Pieng. Spanning the period from 1947 (Cheong's arrival to Singapore from China) to 1966 (after his trip from London), the exhibition emphasises on the archival of and the facilitatation of future research and projects on Cheong's practice and his influence on later generations of artists. Giving primacy to the assembling of materials- from artworks to a range of documentation, such as newspaper cuttings, publications, video and oral interviews, the exhibition builds a preliminary perspective of Cheong Soo Pieng that is nuanced and allows for multiple trajectories in later investigations.

A collaboration between NUS Museum and National Art Gallery, Singapore, this is the first exhibition on Cheong Soo Pieng since his last solo exhibition 19 years ago.

Click here for the exhibition brochure in PDF format.

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