The Two Nanyang Styles

The Two Nanyang Styles

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ORGANISED BY : Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Chinese Heritage Centre, Singapore Society of Asian Studies

The Two Nanyang Styles

This talk is the English and expanded edition of the talk on Singapore art history of the same title. Coming under the “Chinese Communities & Organisations in Southeast Asia” series organised by the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre and Nanyang Technological University Chinese Heritage Centre, the talk takes “organisations” to mean discursive frames with linguistic characteristics. While visual arts always exist in a multi-cultural and multi-lingual arena, art research and criticism are paradoxically more language dependent. The Two Nanyang Styles in Singapore art history in conjunction with their timeframes and contexts, down to the very definition of “style,” offer insights into thinking about Singapore cultures.


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Speaker(s) biography:

Kwok Kian Chow, Founding Director of Singapore Art Museum

Kwok Kian Chow (he/him) was senior curator (1992-1994) of the National Museum of Singapore, director (1994-2009) of the Singapore Art Museum, and director (2009-2011) and senior advisor (2011-2015) of the National Gallery Singapore. Kian Chow was associate professor and headed the arts and culture management programme (2015-2019) and Wee Kim Wee Centre (2017-2018) at the Singapore Management University. Kian Chow is a steering committee and board member of Global (De)Centre e.V. 



Paul Tan

PhD candidate, School of Humanities, Nanyang Technological University
Former Deputy Chief Executive Officer of National Arts Council

Event Date & Time

Jun 24, 2023 - Jun 24, 2023

3pm – 5pm

Duration: 2 hours
No intermission.


SCCC Recital Studio, Level 6

Event Language

Conducted in English

Suitable For

All ages


Free (pre-registration required)



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