Constructed Landscapes: Singapore in Southeast Asia (2008-9)

This exhibition, co-curated with Karen Lim of NUS Museum, was aimed at displaying work from the museum’s collection, which had a beleaguered history of spectacular formation in 1955, a departure of “separation” works to University of Malaya, a “merger” with that of Nanyang University, and a long gestation period before its reformulation in 2002. We chose works that focussed on spaces and landscapes in Singapore, and borrowed others to complete some sort of narrative about the island’s spatial histories. The year-long exhibition was also the basis for teaching the Singapore Studies course (Singapore Urban History and Architecture) at the Department of Architecture that year.