Familiar Others exhibition now on at National Gallery Singapore

National Gallery Singapore presents Familiar Others: Emiria Sunassa, Eduardo Masferré and Yeh Chi Wei, 1940s–1970s, exploring the idea of how “the Other” is represented in art from South-east Asia and examine its own practices of cultural representation through the paintings and photographs by three South-east Asian figures.

The spotlighted artists include Indonesian female painter Emiria Sunassa, who made images of peoples from all over the Indonesian archipelago; Filipino photographer Eduardo Masferré, who aspired to present the culture from the communities of the Cordillera region where he lived in a dignified and respectful manner; and Singaporean Yeh Chi Wei, one of the key painters in mid-20th Singapore.

Explore the idea of how “the Other” is represented in art at the Familiar Others exhibition

Eight text responses commissioned from artists, academics, poets and musicians with ties to the communities represented in the artworks, replace conventional museum descriptive wall labels, diversify the voices behind the exhibition’s narrative, provoking new ways of thinking and broadening the conversation about the images.

The exhibition is accompanied by a free e-catalogue accessible via a QR code inside Dalam Southeast Asia or on National Gallery Singapore’s website.

The exhibition will be held from August 4, 2022 to February 19, 2023 at National Gallery Singapore’s Dalam Southeast Asia located within the UOB Southeast Asia Gallery in the Former Supreme Court Wing. Admission is free for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents.

For more information, visit the Familiar Others.

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