Oxbridge National Art Gallery/Christmas Drinks

The Oxbridge Society is pleased to present its final event of the year: a complimentary, private after-hours docent-guided tour of the National Art Gallery's Southeast Asia Gallery specially for Members.

The National Art Gallery opens on 24 November 2015, and will oversee the world’s largest public collection of Singapore and Southeast Asian art, consisting of over 8,000 artworks.

Housed in the former Supreme Court building, the UOB Southeast Asia Gallery presents an exhibition on the art of Southeast Asia through shared artistic impulses across the region. Starting in the 19th century, the history of Southeast Asian art is characterised by a continuous encounter with the new, inseparably linked to the region’s tumultuous social and political history. The meaning and expression of art was constantly negotiated as artists of Southeast Asia sought to incorporate and reinvent local expressions and aesthetic traditions as they grappled with modernity. The curatorial narrative explores four main themes places in a broadly chronological sequence, each one critically examining the shared artistic impulse of the region for each period: Authority and Anxiety, Imagining Country and Self, Manifesting the Nation, and Re:Defining Art.

Date: 16 December 2015
Time: 6 pm (sharp) to 7 pm - docent-led tour of the Southeast Asia Gallery; 7 pm onwards - dinner and drinks
Venue: The National Art Gallery, 1 Saint Andrew's Road, #01-01, 178957
Cost: Free for Members; $20 for Guests (please note each Member may bring at most one Guest). Food and drink may be purchased by Members at the NAG's restaurants or bars.
RSVP: Admission by RSVP only - limited to the first 20 Members (and their Guests), since this is the prescribed limit by NAG on their docent-led tours. Should you be unable to RSVP via Peatix, please email oxbridge.sing@gmail.com, and you will be placed on a waitlist.
Event Timeline
Wed Dec 16, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM SGT
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National Art Gallery, Singapore
Venue Address
1 Saint Andrew's Road, #01-01, 178957 Singapore
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