Writing the Modern: Selected Texts on Art and Art History in Singapore, Malaysia & Southeast Asia, 1973 – 2015
T.K. Sabapathy, edited by Ahmad Mashadi, Susie Lingham, Peter Schoppert, Joyce Toh


Paperback | Jun 2018 | Singapore Art Museum | 9789811157639 | 448pp | 250x180mm | GEN | AUD$59.99, NZD$69.99

This anthology of eminent Singaporean art historian T.K. Sabapathy's texts, selected from over four decades (1973 – 2015) of art critical and historical texts, brings together, for the first time, a cogent selection of the most important and influential writings of one of the region's foremost art historians, selected to represent the scope and depth of Sabapathy's work. From the early 1970s, T.K. Sabapathy has been a tireless historian and educator, penetrating critic and ardent advocate and advisor of the visual arts and culture, and his vast output has been foundational in the building of the modern and contemporary art history of Southeast Asia. This publication provides an opportunity for more focused (re)reading, review and renewed consideration of T.K. Sabapathy's rich body of work, to further fuel modern and contemporary art writing, research and exhibition-making.