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Editorial Note: “Objectum is an exhibition resulting from curatingLAB: PHASE 03 Curating Lab 2102 offered recent graduates and young curators exposure into curatorial perspectives and practices. Organised by NUS Museum with support from the National Arts Council, the six-month programme began with a curatorial-intensive designed as a workshop, followed by internship assignments. Participants were guided by […]

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“Wisdom that will bless I, who live in the spiral joy born at the utter end of a black prayer.” Keiji Haino                   3 distinct but related streams of dark energy converge to birth and unearth a Great Beast; X’ho’s “daily mantras’ founded as much on his […]

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1. Introduction

after|thought is an art exhibition that examines how the ‘institution’ works to represent what has been constructed as a pivotal event in Singapore’s history – 9 August 1965, the date of Singapore’s separation from the Federation of Malaysia. Here the state museum, media and mass education are isolated as mediums through which we understand the […]

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2. On Representation

The institutions we have chosen to discuss in after|thought have one consistent trait among them – they seek to represent. One may represent something by bringing it into presence, or by embodying it in a new way. In doing so, the institution is then also a site of power, since it holds agency in generating […]

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3. Art and Space

In conceiving the exhibition, we wanted to work with the dynamics that the space provided, instead of eliminating the narrative of the room by creating a ‘white cube’. Aptly, Goodman Arts Centre, where the exhibition was held, was an old school compound that housed Tun Seri Lanang Secondary School from 1962 to 1995, LASALLE College […]

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4. after|thought at Oxford

We had the privilege of presenting the exhibition at the Southeast Asian Studies Symposium 2013, held from 9-10 March 2013 at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. This was also the Symposium’s first feature of contemporary art works.   after|thought: Oxford was a documentation of the art works featured at after|thought. We had anticipated the […]

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