This is an unpublished thesis by Seng Yu Jin submitted for the degree of Master of Arts, Department of History, National University of Singapore in 2006.The thesis examines the social and historical conditions that shaped the Singapore art world and its institutions, revealing the institutional structure of the art world as one that was devoted to the production, reception and distribution of painting.

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Yujin SENG

Location code REF.SYJ (Closed Stack)
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English

Publication/Creation date

2006

No of pages

129

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1

Content type

dissertation

Chapter headings
The Institutional Structure of the Singapore Art World: An Introduction
From Words to Pictures: The Emergence of the Singapore Art World 1935-1945
The Malayan Awakening: The Role of Art Institutions in the Construction of 'National Art'
Claims for the 'New': Embraced, Slashed and Rejected
Conclusion
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The Primacy of Painting: Institutional Structures of the Singapore Art World from 1935 to 1972