Collecting Bodies : A short story about art and nudities in Asia

Collecting Bodies : A short story about art and nudities in Asia

8 December 2022 – 31 March 2023
The Culture Story, 2 Leng Kee Rd, #03-06, Singapore 159086 (go to Google maps)
6–15 Jan: Mondays – Saturdays, 11am - 6pm; Sundays, strictly by appointment only.

15 Jan – 31 Mar: Strictly by appointment only
Free Admission

Collecting Bodies : A short story about art and nudities in Asia

Collecting Bodies: A short story about art and nudities in Asia gathers stories, histories, and encounters between 26 artists, 31 artworks, and 10 private collections. How is the image of a body held? How have we held our bodies in their image? How have we carried the bodies of others? Presented by The Culture Story and curated by Dr Yanyun Chen, the exhibition considers the intricate and nuanced relationship between the act of representation and the act of collecting.

Registration via email to is required.

Credits: Cheong Soo Pieng, Balinese Maidens, 1954. Image courtesy of Estate of Artist and Private Collector. Photo by Joseph Nair.

Curator & Artists: Yanyun Chen, Pucuk Cemara, Mangu Putra, Basuki Abdullah, I Gusti Ayu Kadek Murniasih, Liu Bing Jiang, Gong Li Long, Shi Hu, Liu Hsin-Ying, Ni Jui Hung, Jian Yi-Hong, Jimmy Ong, Cheong Soo Pieng, Vanessa Liem, Elmer Borlongan, Leo Abaya, Federico Alcuaz, Nguyen Quoc Dzung, Nguyen Van Cuong, Ahmad Zakii Anwar, Bagyi Aung Soe, Nhek Dim, Theo Meier, Goyo Hashiguchi, Ito Shinsui, Kitagawa Utamaro, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Open House

7th and 14th January 2023 (Thursday), 11am - 6pm 

Guided Tour

7th January 2023 (Saturday), 1.30pm

Book Launch & Guided Tour

14th January 2023 (Saturday), 11am

The NIE Art Gallery, 1 Nanyang Walk, Singapore 637616
6 – 31 January 2023
With an exciting and important international focus this exhibition showcases creative research works by academic staff from six influential Universities in the fields of art and design and art education.
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