Music for Everyone: Variations on a Theme
16 October - 8 November
Following its celebrated run at the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019, internationally-acclaimed exhibition Music for Everyone: Variations on a Theme by interdisciplinary artist Song-Ming Ang and curator Michelle Ho is now in Singapore.
The homecoming exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore will see an addition of three physical works. The exhibition references a series of music concerts organised by Singapore’s Ministry of Culture from 1971 to 1985, responding to state directives that deploy the arts as a means of nation building during that period. Through the humble recorder and universal language of music-making, the exhibition investigates our relationship with music on a personal and societal level.
This “remix” presentation of Music for Everyone: Variations on a Theme will be accompanied by online dialogue sessions and digital programmes, offering an opportunity for audiences here and overseas to learn more about Singapore’s lesser-known music appreciation history through a contemporary lens.