The Singaporean identity is inherently plural. In the 1970s, race, culture, and language were formalized and enshrined into categories that were at once distinct and discrete.
By the mid-1980s, these characterizations were debated and articulated in many different ways by Singapore’s artistic practitioners, who created original works that emphasized expressions of national identity and belonging.
Ongoing | Daily from 10 am – 7 pm Last admission at 6.30 pm | Free admission for Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and visitors aged 6 years and below | Level 2, Voices of Singapore Gallery
In the process, they shaped a vibrant society that could accommodate multiple voices and communities – a legacy that continues to inspire us today.
Through cultural artefacts that include music, performances, television and theatre, this gallery explores how Singaporeans forged a unique voice for themselves. The gallery’s back room features a recreation of a vintage drive-in theatre, where you can recline in seats fashioned in the form of mini cars and pick-up trucks, and watch a specially commissioned film installation that celebrates the many forms of leisure that Singaporeans enjoyed in the past.