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History Through Prints

Singapore

Ray Langenbach

KOEH SIA YONG, Indian Workers Laying Electrical Cables, c. 1958, woodblock print, 15.3 x 20.5 cm, courtesy Singapore History Museum.

'(T)he purpose of art should not be anything beyond and above social realities… art should have the spirit of resistance so it can become a forceful weapon'- Lim Hak Tai, then principal of the Nanyang Art Academy, Singapore, speaking to the first graduating class in 1940.

'History Through Prints: Woodblock Prints in Singapore', an exhibition at Singapore History Museum curated by Joyce Fan and researched by…

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