Prep-Room | After Ballads

Prep-Room | After Ballads
6 Oct 2017 - 23 Feb 2019
  • NUS Museum, University Cultural Centre, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent, National University of Singapore, Singapore 119279
Free Admission
Other Information
Tuesday to Saturday: 10am - 6pm

Monday: School & faculty visits by appointment only

Sunday & Public Holidays: Closed
After Ballads is a prep-room project by artist Fyerool Darma that locates literary foundations to historic figures such as Abdullah bin Abdul Kadir, and objects from the museum collection. This series of presentations are exercises on the epistemology of texts, artefacts, and systems of language that proceeds to trace how it is shaping contemporary society. The current phase of this project inquires on the scribe Munshi Abdullah and the recurring impression that his work was to embody values of the colonial British. Darma speculates on this individual’s agenda in the milieu where fiction and non-fiction were not literary conventions.

Photo: After Ballads, Terri Teo. Image courtesy of NUS Museum