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Taking a critical look at the images of colonialism

Malaysian artist Wong Hoy Cheong's "living room" (above), made from leftover materials from NGS's renovation, at the Artist and Empire exhibition.

“Undiscovered #7”, Inkjet print by Australian artist Michael Cook


WHAT would an Asian institution do if it wants to put up a show that is drawn from the art works created during the time when Britain was an empire that spanned India, other Asian countries and Africa?

Fifty-one years after Singapore's independence from Britain, it would...