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Discover more about contemporary art on a virtual tour of Slander! by Jeremy Sharma, part of the SAM Mini Mobile Museum exhibition.

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This programme is suitable for those aged 50 and above, and is organised as part of the Time of Your Life Celebration 2021 (TOYL 2021).

Discover more about contemporary art on a virtual tour of Slander! by Jeremy Sharma, part of the SAM Mini Mobile Museum exhibition. The session will end with a light-hearted quiz! This programme is organised by Singapore Art Museum in collaboration with the National Library Board and RSVP Singapore - The Organisation of Senior Volunteers.

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Slander! is now on view at Tampines Regional Library from 15 September to 31 October 2021.

About Slander! by Jeremy Sharma

Slander! represents an extension of Jeremy Sharma’s research into Singapore’s films and popular culture of the 1950s and 1960s, and its title references the 1959 film Korban Fitnah (Victims of Slander). This film was also a central feature in Sharma’s 2017 installation A White, White Day, which deconstructs the cinematic image. Slander! on the other hand revisits films produced between 1958 and 1963, which is the period sandwiched between the post-war heyday of Singapore’s film industry and Singapore’s eventual independence. In other words, Slander! looks back at a cultural moment when a new nation started rapidly urbanising, drafting and shaping its politics. It uses a system of modular structures with themes that recur in Sharma’s practice—the modernist notions of shape, size, scale, seriality and repetition—drawing on digitised images from films as well as texts and objects.

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About the Exhibition 

SAM Mini Mobile Museum is a travelling art exhibition held in partnership with the National Library Board. The Mini Mobile Museum introduces the multifaceted nature of contemporary art through a selection of SAM’s permanent collection artworks, adapted for non-museum spaces and created by Southeast Asian artists. Featuring art forms like drawing, installation, sound and video, the Mini Mobile Museum invites the viewer to an intimate experience of the commissioned artwork within a public space.

About Time of Your Life Celebration 2021

A narrative is a personal story that conveys who you are and the forces that shaped you. It can also be a powerful tool to frame events and make sense of changes that take place in your life. At this year’s Time of Your Life Celebration 2021, explore your personal narratives with us through talks and workshops curated for those aged 50 and above. Try your hand at new skills and weave your narrative threads into different forms of artwork that expresses who you are. Visit for the full programme listings.

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·       The National Library Board, Singapore (NLB) reserves the right in its absolute discretion to disqualify or refuse admission to any registrant without any reason and notice

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