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“Have formerly colonised countries become colonising countries learning from their own past? To what extent does the colonial past still affect our actions and mind-sets?” During his residency, UuDam Tran Nguyen will work on Time Boomerang, a…

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Tiffany Chung's research explores the notion of “colonialism as civilising mission”, predominantly in the sphere of public works that the British carried out in Singapore, in comparison with the policy that underlay the construction of Indochina by…

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Thao-Nguyen Phan will expand her research on the introduction of the Latin alphabet as a writing system in Vietnam, exploring how the same transition occurred in other Southeast Asian countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the…

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Furthering his own interests into the histories and properties of materials, during the residency Richard Streitmatter-Tran plans to engage with an active studio practice and to experiment with both animate and inanimate materials from Southeast Asia…

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Research interests: - Botanical studies and urban planning - Regional folklore, ghost myths, animistic practices - Alternative historiographies Inspired by the recent felling of Khaya senegalensis (a tree species native to West Africa) in one of Ho…

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Bui Cong Khanh is interested in studying historical flows of Chinese immigration across the Southeast Asian region, and Singapore in particular, by tracking down the movements of Chinese porcelain artifacts. His research intertwines the Chinese…

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Art Labor will recreate a Hammock Café serving traditional Vietnamese coffee, akin to the many itinerant roadside-resting spots of the Central Highlands of Vietnam. The café will be a place for visitors to sit together, chat, rest, observe, think or…

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Interested in the idea of landscapes as a quiet witness to history, artist Nguyen Trinh Thi collects and compilates hundreds of images in which anonymous persons are portrayed pointing towards seemingly empty locations within a landscape. Taken by…

Trinh T. Minh-ha, A Tale of Love, 1995. Trinh T. Minh-ha. Films. (2020–21), NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore.
“The making of each film transforms the way I see myself and the world. Once I start engaging in the process of making a film or in any artistic excursion, I am also embarking upon a journey whose point of arrival is unknown to me.”—Trinh T. Minh-ha…

Liang Shaoji, Lonely Cloud, 2016. Trees of Life – Knowledge in Material (2018), NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore. Courtesy NTU CCA Singapore.
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore is embarking on an inquiry into natural materials, exploring the knowledge they embody as biological forms as well as within social, geopolitical, and historical contexts.Trees of Life – Knowledge in Material…
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