Four Decades is an exhibition of ephemera from SIFA beginning from 1977.
In the fast-paced ever-shifting landscape of Singapore where memories are often short, looking back and taking stock becomes more urgent and important. Forty-one years ago, Singapore launched its first festival to celebrate the performing arts. How do we look back on arts festivals? How has the scale, ambition and achievement of each festival changed over the years?
What remains after the final curtain call of a festival? Four Decades is a retrospective of our national arts festivals through the years, in an exhibition of festival ephemera (items that were originally meant to be discarded after use but have since become collectibles) dating back to the 1970s. Take a trip back in time to trace the evolution of Singapores pinnacle arts festival.