Lee Kong Chian Collection
Ng Eng Teng Collection
South & Southeast Asian Collection
Archives and Desires

A Psychotaxonomy of Home

And The Difference Is
box Past-Present: Craft Communities in Contemporary India




Archives and Desires
Selections from the Mohammad Din Mohammad Collection

22 August - 23 November 2008

 Mohammad din Mohammad
Alif Lam Min, 2003         
Calligraphy, Acrylic on paper          

Archives and Desires: Selections from the Mohammad Din Mohammad Collection explores aspects of modern Southeast Asian art and museological discourse through the life and works of late Singapore artist Mohammad Din Mohammad (1955-2007). Based on extensive ethnographic work conducted at the artist’s homes in Singapore and Malacca, the exhibition unravels the intricate relationships between the powerful position modern museums occupy in terms of ‘archiving cultures’, be they western or non-western ones, and the politics of Mohammad Din’s private collection which seemingly lies beyond the decorum of a public museum.



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