Wolfson Fine Arts - Current Exhibitions

THE DIASPORIC BRUSH Modern Singaporean Art


Saturdays and Sundays, 3pm to 5pm
20 January to 1 April 2018, and on Easter Monday
Admission Free


THE DIASPORIC BRUSH Modern Singaporean Art combines paintings from the Lee Seng Tee Collection of Wolfson College with the works of six young artists of the Siaw-Tao Chinese Seal-Carving, Calligraphy and Painting Society. The exhibition explores changing meanings of ink and identity in Singapore. The term ‘diaspora’ may be dated, but Sinophone scholars such as Shih Shu-mei have contended that participating in cultural projections forms a link with China that maintains a sort of diasporas identity. In a medium with as much cultural baggage as Chinese ink, successive generations of Singaporean artists had done just that, resolving a dialectic between citizenship and diaspora. This exhibition presents the Nanyang flavour of Singaporean Modern Art in this light, with the Nanyangs of two generations put into sharp contrast.

(Photo: extract from The more we get together, Ink painting, Ng S H, 2017)

Wolfson Fine Arts presents this exhibition in association with The Siaw-Tao Chinese Seal-Carving, Calligraphy and Painting Society, and acknowledges the support of Leicestershire County Council for the loan of Paysage Chinois by Cheong Soo Pieng from their permanent Collection.

Wolfson Fine Arts organises a series of temporary exhibitions in College, which are open to the general public when the rooms are not otherwise in use by the College. Please call 01223 335900 in advance of your visit to avoid disappointment.

The Wolfson collection of oil paintings can be found on the ArtUK website.