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ONCE UPON A TIME IN LITTLE INDIA

A PARALLEL PROJECT OF THE SINGAPORE BIENNALE 2016

Singapore Biennale 2016 Parallel Project Indian Heritage Centre ONCE UPON A TIME IN LITTLE INDIA

Overseas Indian communities often reproduce practices, values, language, dress, food and religion as manifestations of their root heritage and cultures. This phenomenon is often accompanied by the creation of hubs of activity akin to the idea of a ‘Little India’. This exhibition presents the history and evolution of Singapore’s cosmopolitan Little India through historical and contemporary lenses. Besides an eclectic mix of historical artefacts from the centre’s collection alongside loans from the Indian community, it also features exciting site-specific works by artists such as K. Rajagopal, Kumari Nahappan and Navin Rawanchaikul as expressed through film and contemporary art installations.