TopThis module is conducted at the time of Singapore and Malaya’s 50th anniversary of merger with the Bornean states, as well as the 50th anniversary of the book "A Brief History of Malayan Art." It explores the spaces known as “Malaya” and “Nanyang” as theoretical, inscribed and physical ideas, and has objectives of their critical differentiation or merging. It is conducted in conjunction with the exhibition at NUS Museum titled “Between Here and Nanyang: Marco Hsu’s Brief History of Malayan Art” which will open in August 2013.
More broadly, we seek to interrogate
Theories of Southeast Asian Space and Art
Diaspora and Socio-cultural Space
Inter-Ethnic and Cross Comparisons across the different sites of “Malaya” and “Nanyang”
It is hoped that students may appreciation the different contexts and issues within the historical and contemporary imaginations in Southeast Asia of that period.