The fourth edition of SAM Mini Mobile Museum spotlights film and pop culture in the ‘50s and ‘60s

If you’ve yet to encounter Singapore Art Museum’s last couple of travelling art exhibitions, here’s another opportunity to do so.

‘Cause from Jun 9 onwards, SAM’s fourth exhibition featuring contemporary artworks by multidisciplinary artist Jeremy Sharma will be heading to regional libraries in Woodlands, Jurong and Tampines.

In its debut at Woodlands Regional Library from now till Jul 25, the showcase features a presentation of Sharma’s research into Singapore’s films and popular culture of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Named Slander!, the exhibition title references the 1959 film Korban Fitnah, a key component of Sharma’s 2017 installation A White, White Day—now part of the museum’s collection.

Slander! also provides a walk down memory lane as it reflects on our nation’s early years of urbanising and politics. For instance, it features a system of modular structures with themes that recur in Sharma’s practice. On display, find film footage, digitised images, text, objects and printed matter.
 


Malayan cinema is also highlighted in Sharma’s travelling exhibition. (Image courtesy of Singapore Art Museum)
 

“With Slander!, I wanted to explore how identities are formed through the processes of urbanisation and nationhood, and also consider how the contemporary self is very much shaped by history.” shares Sherma.

Public programmes will be held to complement the exhibition as well, and they include Date with SAM, an online conversation with the artist and curator, plus Kopi, Teh and Contemporary Art, a virtual guided tour specially designed for seniors.

Got a little one to please? Grab some take-home art activities while you’re at it.

The first installment of Slander! happens at Woodlands Regional Library. Subsequent installments will be presented at the Jurong and Tampines Regional Libraries from Jul 28-Sep 12, and Sep 15-Oct 31 respectively.


More information available here.