Once Upon a Time in Asia - The Story Tree

Once Upon a Time in Asia - The Story Tree

Once Upon A Time in Asia: The Story Tree is a children's exhibition centring on the theme of the tree of life. While the focus is on engaging young children through play, emphasis is also placed on extending the exhibition to adults for deeper and meaningful engagement. In essence, the exhibition is about translating the idea of the tree of life, a complex but meaningful archetype, into something fun and accessible by igniting interest and curiosity.

The exhibition is divided into three parts. The first, explore and create original interactive ensembles inspired by the artwork in ACM's collection, and by drawing on possible collaboration with local artist(s) to envision the various interpretations of the tree of life across cultures. The second, presents the work of a contemporary artist. The aim is to underscore how tradition could be re-interpreted and quoted by a contemporary artist to make the past relevant and accessible in the present. The third is about extending the content of the exhibition beyond the physical space of the museum, into online platforms or in collaboration with outside agencies such as the Esplanade and the Singapore Botanic Gardens.