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The art of building a city

National Museum's fine new exhibition showcases works from the 1950s to the 1970s that reflect on the creation of a city and its art, reports HELMI YUSOF
Oct 18, 2013 6:00 AM

IN Chua Tiag Ming's gorgeous black-and-white photograph Drying Planks, an unknown labourer stands on top stacks of planks. His thin figure is framed by the cloudy sky while the upright drying planks all point - almost in veneration - towards him.

Taken in either the 1960s or the 1970s,

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