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"One Day We'll Understand" is deeply rooted in Sim's family history. In particular, in the story of her paternal grandfather, a journalist and left-wing intellectual. Like over 30,000 other leftists and sympathizers, he was imprisoned by the British and deported to China, where he was later executed by the Kuomintang government.

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Drawing on this personal story, Sim expands her research into a historical and artistic examination of the official and colonial historiography of the war and its combatants.

Sim's exhibition, "One Day We'll Understand," interrogates the colonial and postcolonial history and historiography of the 12-year guerrilla war in British Malaya (an area that is now part of Malaysia and Singapore), which the British colonial power euphemistically called the "Malayan Emergency" (1948-1960).
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Zilberman Gallery Berlin
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Zilberman Gallery Berlin