A Visit to the Museum: Taking the Past Forward

Year: 2000

By Chern Lian Shan


Material : Bronze

Location : Peranakan Museum

Duration : Permanent

Collection : National Heritage Board

Dimensions : Dimensions variable


Two figures stand in front of the museum: an elderly man holding the hand of an eager young girl. If you look carefully, you can see a third figure: a woman in modern dress standing on the second floor balcony of the museum. The girl energetically gestures to the woman, generating dynamic interactions between the figures around building’s façade. Chern’s sculpture demonstrates that the arts can be relevant to generations of Singaporeans both young and old, uniting our past, present, and future.

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