Nanyang: A Private Selling Exhibition

Date: July 31 – August 3, 2014
Venue: 222 Artspace, Queen Street, #02-03, Singapore 188550
Date: August 7 – 22, 2014 (now Triple.Two Artspace)
Venue: Curate, LG1-1, SENI Mont’ Kiara, 2a Changkat Duta Kiara, Mont’ Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (permanently closed)

A private selling exhibition that showcased some of the finest masterpieces by pioneering Malaysian and Singaporean artists. The exhibition was held in Singapore and Malaysia.

Nanyang or ‘Southern Seas’ is a term originally coined in the late 1920s by literary critics to indicate contemporary Chinese narratives written based on local subjects. A synthesis of Eastern and Western art, Nanyang style reflects the tropical mood of the region.

This exhibition is a survey of works by a selection of artists who had advocated the spirit of regionalism in depicting scenic landscapes of a new and faraway homeland and adoringly capture local essences by incorporating Chinese art with Western techniques. Aimed to highlight connections and coherence, this show will encourage viewers to develop their own understanding of the Nanyang style thus promoting continuity emotionally and culturally in preserving the history of our region.


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