Good news for art lovers! For the first time in Singapore, visitors at the National Gallery Singapore (NGS) are now able to view artworks from European and South-east Asian artists in the same space. The exhibition is a collaboration between Singapore’s National Gallery and France’s Centre Pompidou. I got the chance to get a glimpse of what it has to offer during the media invite for NGS, Gallery After Hours.
The Reframing Modernism held at the Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery, leads visitors through an artistic-centric experience where they are free to explore and examine connections between different bodies of work based on common approaches, ways of working and conceptual orientations to modernism.
The exhibition will showcase 217 works from 51 artists, with approximately half of them hailing from Centre Pompidou and the other half from South-east Asia.
Works by Southeast Asian artists such as Le Pho (Vietnam), Nguyen Gia Tri (Vietnam), SSudjoono ( Inodnesia), Affandi (Indonesia), Latiff Mohidin (Malaysia), Galo B Ocampo (Philippines), Georgette Chen (Singapore) and Tang Chang (Thailand), as well as European masters Vassil Kandinsky, Fernand Leger, Marc Chagall, Jean Dubuffet, Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse.
Pablo Picasso’s painting
Reframing Modernism will run from March 31 to July 17 at the Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery, Level 3, City Hall Wing, National Gallery Singapore. Tickets at S$15 (Singaporeans) and S$25 (non-Singaporeans).