Navin Rawanchaikul in The Making of the National Art Collection

19 May 2018

“Fast-forward to the end of the exhibition, where scale predominates. In Thai artist Navin Rawanchaikul’s Asking For Nothingness, 11,000 old medicine bottles – half filled with black-and-white photographs of elderly villagers – are arranged in towers that took eight people five days to assemble.

In the same fashion, (Re)collect: The Making Of Our Art Collection charts the growth of Singapore’s national art collection, from its tiny but determined inception in 1960, when art had to take a back seat to nation-building, to a broader, regional outlook today.”

Navin Rawanchaikul’s work features in National Gallery Singapore’s exhibition, (Re)collect: The Making Of Our Art Collection on view until