Exhibition Opening & Talk | Vietnam 1954-1975: War Drawings and Posters from the Ambassador Dato' N Parameswaran Collection

25 June 2015, Thursday, 7pm
NUS Museum

Free admission with registration.

Vietnam 1954 - 1975 features the collection of Dato' N Parameswaran. The effort in developing a collection commenced while he was Malaysia's ambassador to Vietnam from 1990 to 1993, but the work of systematically documenting and cataloguing began years later through Ms Charmian Chelvam (BA Hons., NUS).

This exhibition features a selection of the collection, on loan to NUS Museum for three years, comprising posters, woodcuts and drawings from the French phase of the Indochinese war of resistance against the Americans, and drawings and sketches of life and people at the frontlines. The collection is an important documentation of the Vietnamese response to the war and its perspective of history that is usually remembered through international reportage and popular culture.

2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War.

Exhibition runs until April 2016.

Vietnamese Propaganda Art in the Age of Global Capitalism
26 June 2015, Friday, 7pm
ST Lee Atrium, NUS Museum

This talk will examine the history of political art in Vietnam from the 1940s until the present with a special emphasis on drawings during wartime and recent re-visiting of political art by contemporary artists such as Dinh Q. Le and the Propeller Group. It will also look at the market for political art in Vietnam since economic reforms under the policy known as Doi Moi.

About the speaker
Dr. Nora A. Taylor is the Alsdorf Professor of South and Southeast Asian Art History at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and currently Visiting Professor at the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University (NTU ADM) and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Contemporary Art, NTU, Singapore. She is the author of Painters in Hanoi: An Ethnography of Vietnamese Art (Hawaii and NUS Press, 2004-2009) and co-editor of Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art: An Anthology. She has published and curated extensively on Vietnamese and Southeast Asian art. She is recently the recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship to conduct research on the history of performance art in Vietnam, Singapore and Myanmar.
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Jun 25 - Jun 26, 2015
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[Exhibition Opening] June 25 2015, Thu, 7pm
[Talk] June 26 2015, Fri, 7pm

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NUS Museum, NUS Centre for the Arts, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119279 Singapore
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