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Domestic Notes


  • Thu, 27 May 2021

  • Live on Goethe-Institut Singapore's Facebook & YouTube Pages and Goethe-Institut Thailand's Facebook...

  • 6–8pm (SGT)

  • Free


A conversation among Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Grace Samboh, Gridthiya Gaweewong and June Yap

Collecting Entanglements and Embodied Histories is a curatorial conversation and examination manifesting in four related collection-based exhibitions at four institutions: Singapore Art Museum, Galeri Nasional Indonesia (Jakarta, Indonesia), MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum (Chiang Mai, Thailand) and Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart  (Berlin, Germany). For our second online programme, we invite the curators of the project and the four exhibitions to share the conversations they have been having since 2017. 

What is a collection-based exhibition, what does it do, and what can it reveal about the development of collections? What does it mean to look into collections in a contemporary setting? What tensions exist between private and public collections, given that the private collection may eventually be considered a national or public collection? How can you work with a collection and create multi-perspective, plural-voiced narratives? Can one really look into other collections, along with its political intricacies, from the standpoint of another collection? What does it mean to work together, think alongside each other, but present four different exhibitions?


Watch the talk live on Goethe-Institut Singapore' Facebook page.


As part of Collecting Entanglements and Embodied Histories, SAM will be presenting The Gift, which will be showing from 20 August to 7 November 2021. For more information on Collecting Entanglements and Embodied Histories, please visit