Research Presentation and Panel Discussion on S. Namasivayam | Against All Odds | 16 November 2019

Research Presentation and Panel Discussion on S. Namasivayam | Against All Odds | 16 November 2019

09 Nov 2019 Gallery

Some questions they will be tackling are: What were the obstacles faced by the initial generation of Singaporean artists who chose to specialize in life drawing? Did Namasivayam and his peers from Group 90 leave a lasting impression on the development of the figurative art in Singapore or was their influence fleeting and ephemeral? How have popular receptions towards the artistic nude evolved since the heyday of Namasivayam? Is figurative art a thriving element of the wider art scene in Singapore or do contemporary artists regard it as a historical relic that no longer holds any relevance to them?