Art in 90 Seconds | Release 2: Leister

We are living in difficult and unprecedented times as the world battles COVID-19 and a host of other crises. The mini-series Hope in Times of Crisis presents different stories of how hope can be found in our National Collection, providing a glimpse into what art has to offer humanity even in our darkest hours.

Does the quiet of the night bring you peace, or something more sinister? In this episode, Gallery volunteer Leister introduces us to Tan Swie Hian’s fantastical Chinese ink painting Night Kites. Evoking questions of mindfulness and spirituality, Leister welcomes us into the enchanting visual world of the artwork, and suggests a way we can seek light and calmness from it.

Art in 90 Seconds brings you personal stories about the works of National Gallery Singapore, told by humans of the Gallery. At times funny, at times raw, and at times maybe even a bit spooky, these vignettes are a heartfelt, present-day take on the Southeast Asian art that hangs on our walls.

English subtitles and Singapore Sign Language interpretation are included in all videos.

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