Reel Thursdays: Tan Pin Pin: IN TIME TO COME

Thursday, 21 February
7.00pm - 8.15pm

Set in Singapore, IN TIME TO COME follows the ritualistic exhuming of an old state time capsule, and the compilation of another.


As enigmatic remnants of life from 25 years ago emerge – a bottle of water from the Singapore River, a copy of Yellow Pages – today’s selection of items are carefully primed for the future to decode. Interwoven are carefully composed shots of moments we rarely think to preserve: the in-between minutes of daily life spent waiting, shot in locales as diverse as the lush jungle to a residential district subdued with haze.


Reel Thursdays is a series of films organised in conjunction with the current exhibition: ‘Soo Pieng: Master of Composition‘. Responding to our current exhibition where Cheong Soo Pieng’s modern depictions of local peoples and landscapes are featured, this edition of Reel Thursdays aims to partake in a similar conversation: of how locality in our region is depicted in contemporary times.


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Panel Talk: SG Arts Today

Saturday, 23 February
3.00pm - 4.00pm

Genevieve Chua, Artist
Stephanie Fong, Director, FOST Gallery
Paul Tan, Deputy CEO, National Arts Council

Moderated by: Kathleen Ditzig, Independent Curator and Writer

This panel segment aims to thoughtfully examine the factors shaping the trajectories of art in Singapore today. Reflecting on past and current challenges and opportunities for our country’s artistic growth and reach, it further considers how these experiences can help to sharpen our approach to and vision of moulding distinct cultural and national identities.


A timely point of reference, the National Arts Council’s Our SG Arts Plan (2018 – 2022) sets the strategic directions for the art and cultural landscape in Singapore over the next five years through the key thrusts of Inspiring Our PeopleConnecting Our Communities, and Positioning Singapore Globally. What might national inspiration, connection, and global positioning look like in practice? What needs and purposes have been revealed or carved out for the sector? How can local artists and art projects continue to be incubated through and tied to our city’s urban development, and where opportune, gain further traction beyond our shores?


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Guided Tours

Curator’s Guided Tour: Soo Pieng: Master of Composition

Saturday, 2 March
1.00pm - 2.00pm

Join us on a guided tour with our guest curator, Seah Tzi-Yan, as she expands on the collaborative curatorial decisions behind our current exhibition, Soo Pieng: Master of Composition.


The exhibition turns away from past interpretations to develop a more intimate and holistic look into Cheong Soo Pieng’s composing processes, through his artistic strategies, techniques, material sensitivity, and spirit of experimentation.


This tour is free of admission, and will not include a walkthrough of STPI’s Creative Workshop.


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Guided Tours

Public Guided Tours for Soo Pieng: Master of Composition

Public guided tours are free of admission, and are conducted by Friends of the Museums (FoM) docent volunteers. Visitors will be able to view both the gallery’s current exhibition, Soo Pieng: Master of Composition, and a tour at STPI’s Creative Workshop.


Thursdays, 11.30am
Saturdays, 2.00pm


English Evening Tour
Friday, 1 March, 6.00pm


Tuesday, 19 February, 11.30am
Tuesday, 26 February, 11.30am


Friday, 22 February, 11.30am


Saturday, 2 March, 10.30am
Tuesday, 5 March, 11.30am


Free admission, no RSVPs required.

Guided Tours


Complimentary guided tours of STPI are conducted by Friends of the Museums (FOM) docent volunteers. Guided tours can be arranged upon request for both adult and children groups. The tour will take approximately 1 hour and can accommodate up to 40 participants.


Kindly give at least 3 weeks’ notice for tour requests. Please provide the following information:


  • Organisation / School
  • Number of participants
  • Age group of participants
  • Objective of visit
  • Preferred date and time for the tour


Please send your tour requests and enquiries to Dahlia Osman at [email protected]