Living with Ink: The Collection of Dr Tan Tsze Chor
Edited by Conan Cheong, essays by Conan Cheong, Lee Chor Lin, Kuo Huei-Ying
ISBN: 978-981-14-3559-1
Softcover, 252 pages
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Living with Ink: The Collection of Dr Tan Tsze Chor 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. Essays explore how Chinese art was appreciated by networks of overseas Chinese collectors and philanthropists, providing a glimpse into the Singapore art world in the turbulent 20th century.


This catalogue documents Living with Ink: The Collection of Dr Tan Tsze Chor, presented at ACM, Singapore, from 8 November 2019 to 22 March 2020. Full colour illustrations of all the artworks displayed in the exhibition are included.


This catalogue was made possible by generous support from the family of the late Dr Tan Tsze Chor.