Singapore, National Gallery: 150 Years of Photography in Southeast Asia

The Power of Photography

With Living Pictures: Photography in Southeast Asia, the National Gallery in Singapore looks at the history of photography in Southeast Asia. From archival photographs from the mid-19th century to images in social media, some 300 exhibits promise special insights into the past and present from 2 December.

December 01, 2022

From unwieldy apparatus and exposure times lasting minutes to pose-click-post: Photography has undergone an enormous development in terms of technology and content. The National Gallery in Singapore is now getting to the bottom of the history of photography in Southeast Asia: Living Pictures: Photography in Southeast Asia tells of the (alienation) power of the medium with about 300 exhibits. The selection ranges from early photographs from the 19th century to war photography in the Vietnam War to the present. Interested people can visit the show from 2 December to 20 August.

The exhibition differs from conventional photo presentations by including other art forms in which photographs are processed. Dinh Q Lê's immersive 3D installation, consisting of over 500 individual images, serves as an example. On the opening weekend (2 to 4 December), there will also be numerous artist and curator talks that expand on the content of the exhibition.Art.Salon

Recent auction results of Dinh Q. Lê

Dinh Q. Lê - Altarpiece #3
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Photographs
April 2021
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 12.000 - 18.000 USD
Realised: 56.700 USD
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Dinh Q. Lê - Untitled (helicopter, Apocalypse Now, prayers)
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Photographs
April 2021
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 15.000 - 25.000 USD
Realised: 63.000 USD
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Dinh Q. Lê - The Characters
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Contemporary Photographs
October 2020
Sothebys, New York
Est.: 8.000 - 12.000 USD
Realised: 30.240 USD
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Dinh Q. Le - Untitled (Qiu)
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First Open
August 2020
Christies, New York (Online Auction)
Est.: 10.000 - 15.000 USD
Realised: 11.875 USD
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Dinh Q. Lê - Untitled (Villagers)
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Photographs
October 2019
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 12.000 - 18.000 USD
Realised: 16.250 USD
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Dinh Q. Le - DOI MOI (The Offensive Street Execution)
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Asian Contemporary Art Online: featuring the Chaney Family Collection
November 2017
Christies, New York (Online Auction)
Est.: 10.000 - 15.000 USD
Realised: 18.750 USD
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Dinh Q. Lê - Persistence of Memory #10
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The Odyssey of Collecting: Photographs from Joy of Giving Something Foundation
October 2017
Phillips, New York
Est.: 8.000 - 12.000 USD
Realised: 27.500 USD
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Dinh Q. Lê - Untitled #4
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The Odyssey of Collecting: Photographs from Joy of Giving Something Foundation, Part 2
April 2017
Phillips, New York
Est.: 12.000 - 18.000 USD
Realised: 21.250 USD
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Dinh Q. Lê - Untitled
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Contemporary Art Day
November 2007
Sothebys, New York
Est.: 10.000 - 15.000 USD
Realised: 28.000 USD
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Dinh Q. Lê - Persistence of Memory #16
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First Open Post-War and Contemporary Art
February 2007
Christies, New York
Est.: 20.000 - 30.000 USD
Realised: 24.000 USD
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