National Gallery partners with Singapore Tourism Board to bring us international special art exhibitions featuring the works of Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Nam June Paik.
SINGAPORE — From the threat of communism in the 1960s to the schism in East-West values, these are among the broad themes of works by local artists reflecting Singapore’s evolving social and political landscape over the decades at an upcoming exhibition.
Land reclamation has always been part of Singapore’s history in order to construct new space for a growing population. With this theme in mind, National Gallery Singapore has commissioned artist Charles Lim Yi Yong to transform its Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden into a social space that facilitates deeper understanding of the complexity and intricacies of the reclamation landscape. Titled SEA STATE 9: proclamation garden, it is the Gallery’s first Roof Garden Commission by a Singapore artist, and also Lim’s first extensive foray into re-designing a physical space for his work.
Following its successful Yayoi Kusama exhibition, National Gallery Singapore is launching the first exhibition on Impressionism in Southeast Asia on Thursday (16 November).Collaborating with the Musée d’Orsay in Paris – one of the world’s leading modern art museums, the Gallery presents “Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay”. Running till 11 March 2018 at the Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery, the works show how this influential art movement transformed painting with a bold new use of colour and style. Curated by Marine Kisiel and Paul Perrin from the Musée d’Orsay, the exhibition features a collection of more than 60 stunning masterpieces by the foremost innovators of the art movement.The exhibition is part of the Century of Light showcase of art from the 19th Century. It is complemented by “Between Worlds: Raden Saleh and Juan Luna”, which takes a regional perspective on this period of enormous change through the eyes of two prominent Southeast Asian artists who lived and worked in Europe.Follow Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Facebook.