Event Title

An ecosystem of collecting in Singapore: Rediscovering treasures in the Xiu Hai Lou collection

Location

Lingnan University / Online Session via Zoom

Start Date

20-5-2021 3:00 PM

End Date

20-5-2021 4:30 PM

Description

The act of collecting is woven into the fabric of our society; it quietly influences our ways of thinking through the materiality of items collected and the manner in which we enact this act of collecting. The converse is true as well. This investigation focuses on the motivations of collectors and the act of collecting in the Singapore art scene during the early and mid-20th century with focus on the Xiu Hai Lou Collection. This paper will begin with a sharing on the 2017 exhibition presented at the National Gallery Singapore, touching on the applied curatorial approach, and continue with the gems found within and through this eminent local collection. This paper aims to offer a unique perspective on both local cultural history and art history in Singapore.

Recommended Citation

Lam, J. K. Y. (2021, May). An ecosystem of collecting in Singapore: Rediscovering treasures in the Xiu Hai Lou collection. Presented at Then and Now: Collecting Art and Exhibiting Cultures in Asia Conference, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

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May 20th, 3:00 PM May 20th, 4:30 PM

An ecosystem of collecting in Singapore: Rediscovering treasures in the Xiu Hai Lou collection

Lingnan University / Online Session via Zoom

The act of collecting is woven into the fabric of our society; it quietly influences our ways of thinking through the materiality of items collected and the manner in which we enact this act of collecting. The converse is true as well. This investigation focuses on the motivations of collectors and the act of collecting in the Singapore art scene during the early and mid-20th century with focus on the Xiu Hai Lou Collection. This paper will begin with a sharing on the 2017 exhibition presented at the National Gallery Singapore, touching on the applied curatorial approach, and continue with the gems found within and through this eminent local collection. This paper aims to offer a unique perspective on both local cultural history and art history in Singapore.