Esplanade Presents

Visual Arts

Evolving Currents

Chu Hao Pei, Debbie Ding and Marvin Tang (Singapore)

13 May – 4 Sep 2022

Mon – Fri: 11am – 8.30pm
Sat, Sun and PH: 10am – 8.30pm

Jendela (Visual Arts Space)

This event is over.

Fragments of Cheng Ho: The Useable Past, Chu Hao Pei, 2022. Image courtesy of the artist.
Glazed Cases, Marvin Tang, 2022. Image courtesy of the artist.
The Collector, Debbie Ding, 2022. Image courtesy of the artist.
About the Event

Over the centuries, Southeast Asia has been a nexus of a global exchange of ideas, people and objects. Spanning multiple geographies and networks, the research projects in this exhibition examine various chapters and figures in the histories of Singapore and the region, proposing alternative approaches to understanding these historical accounts. Chu Hao Pei, Debbie Ding and Marvin Tang excavate often overlooked stories, archival material and cumulative records to investigate how narratives about these figures and episodes are constructed. The works in Evolving Currents are new iterations of long-term research projects developed by the artists. By adopting speculative or interrogative approaches to reading these accounts, the works suggest that interpretations of history constantly evolve in response to shifts in socio-political landscapes. The works invite us to evaluate the significance of these chapters in history and the impact they continue to have on our present-day lived realities.


All patrons (except for children aged 12 and below) need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Mask-wearing is required for all indoor events. Patrons are also required to do SafeEntry check-in at the venue via the TraceTogether app or token.

Things to Note:
Accessibility Advisory: We provide a range of access services and relaxed performances for patrons with access needs. For wheelchair-accessible seats, please call Esplanade Customer Experience at 6828 8377 for assistance. Concessions for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) and up to one accompanying companion are available. | View our accessibility guide
For information about late seating, photography and more, please read our general advisory.
Date & Time

13 May – 4 Sep 2022

From 13 May, 11am

Jendela (Visual Arts Space)

Become a member

Three membership cards depicting each membership tier, Discover, White and Black.

Great arts experiences begin with Esplanade&Me. Join this membership to enjoy ticket specials on shows at Esplanade, early bird specials, promotions at Esplanade Mall, unlimited access to Offstage and more.

Never miss a show again. Get on our mailing list.