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National Language Class looks simple, but the historical and cultural background is complicated.

We asked some experts – and each other – to help explain the details.

The Painting

Duration: 12 min 29 sec

 

Seng Yu Jin, Senior Curator at National Gallery Singapore, talks with Paul Rae about Chua Mia Tee’s 'National Language Class' in the context of Singapore art history.

National Language Class © 2016

 

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National Language Class looks simple, but the historical and cultural background is complicated. We asked some experts – and each other – to help explain the details.