NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL
Public Arts Programme
Programme ID: PAP064272
Curator-Led Exhibition Tours: Arus Balik - From below the wind to above the wind and back again
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Join NTU CCA Singapore on a journey of learning about the world around us through the lens of contemporary art! Led by the Centre's curators, our guided school tours also provide opportunities for honing observation skills and interpretive thinking.
Our current exhibition, Arus Balik - From below the wind to above the wind and back again, takes inspiration from a historical fiction Arus Balik ("turning of the tide"), written by Indonesian author Pramoedya Ananta Toer in 1995. Set in the 16th century, the novel elaborates on the weakening of the maritime culture of Javanese kingdoms that eventually led to the final decline of the Majapahit empire, and the beginnings of Portuguese occupation on parts of the now Malay and Indonesian peninsula and archipelago. Taking this as a starting point, the exhibition examines how the turning of historical tides form our personal and collective identities. The works of six artists, Ade Darmawan (Indonesia), ila (Singapore), Zac Langdon-Pole (Germany/New Zealand), Shubigi Rao (India/Singapore), Lucy Raven (United States), and Melati Suryodarmo (Indonesia) contemplate on how the wider social, geopolitical, religious, and cultural transitions in this region Singapore is situated in have influenced our concept of who we are, where we come from, and where we are going.
To enquire or register for a tour, please write in to NTUCCAEducation@ntu.edu.sg
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