(Re)Collect is also a look back on the many significant exhibitions that have been held over the years, collecting catalogues and journalism on various shows over the years, showcasing significant works such as Cheo Chai Hiang’s And Miles To Go Before I Sleep (1975), an abstract sculpture piece which was featured in the aforementioned first show by the National Museum Art Gallery.
Lisa adds: “There were a lot of things I wanted to add to the exhibition, like a timeline of our collecting history, but was limited by the fact that from the 80s to 2000s, there was no record in our database that shows when the works were exhibited. Maybe I’ll do that sometime soon, if we could make this a regular exhibition, or carving out a space within the permanent galleries, and make our collecting process more visible to the public so they understand it better.”
(Re)collect runs at the National Gallery from 11th May – 19th August 2018, available with a general admission to the gallery. For a full list of upcoming activities and more information, visit their website here