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REVIEWS

SINGAPORE

Shanghai Gallery

Going Where?

TAN NGIAP HENG, Heartland, From “Portraits as History” series, 2013, Archival inkjet print, 100 x 66.7 cm. 

Courtesy the artist and ShanghArt, Singapore.


In its metamorphosis from “Garden City” to concrete island (and, of course, economic powerhouse), Singapore habitually shrugs off regrets about its growth pains as mere nostalgia for the past. But now, restless and middle-aged at 48 years, Singapore is asking questions concerning direction and identity, issues that were raised in ShanghArt Gallery’s recent exhibition “Going Where?” One of China’s most influential galleries, ShanghArt opened in

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