Living with Ink: The Collection of Dr Tan Tsze Chor accompanies an exhibition of the same name at the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM). The book presents highlights from the Xiang Xue Zhuang Collection of Singapore's renowned art collector Dr Tan Tsze Chor, including paintings by modern Chinese masters Ren Yi, Xu Beihong, and Qi Baishi; as well as works borrowed from other institutions and private collectors made by artists in Singapore in the 1930s through the 1980s, when Dr Tan was building his collection. Since 2000, the Tan family has donated to ACM over 130 treasured Chinese paintings, porcelains, and scholars' objects from this collection. Living with Ink explores, through essays by Conan Cheong, Lee Chor Lin, Kuo Huei-Ying, how Chinese art was appreciated by networks of overseas Chinese collectors and philanthropists, giving you a glimpse into the Singapore art world in the turbulent 20th century. Full colour illustrations of all the artworks displayed in the exhibition are included.
Living with Ink: The Collection of Dr. Tan Tsze Chor
AuthorsCheong, Conan (ed.)
PublisherAsian Civilisations Museum