Artistic greats to brighten walls of National Gallery Singapore

A previous exhibition on show at the National Gallery Singapore

Visitors to National Gallery Singapore (NGS) will be able to catch the works of some of the world’s most renowned artists, such as Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Nam June Paik, at four international special art exhibitions slated to take place over the next four years.

Held in partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board and major art institutions around the world, the exhibitions are part of NGS’ efforts to introduce global art movements and artistic pioneers to Singapore and the region.

A previous exhibition on show at the National Gallery Singapore

First in the line-up is the three-month Matisse & Picasso exhibition, which will open in May 2020 as the only stop outside of Australia. Organised in partnership with the National Gallery of Australia, it tells the story of the duo’s artistic relationship and will feature works from around the world.

Slated to open in October 2021 is an exhibition featuring more than 200 works of Korean-American artist Nam June Paik, widely touted as the godfather of video art.

Organised in partnership with Tate Modern and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Singapore will be the only stop in Asia for the exhibition.

NGS director Eugene Tan said in a statement: “These exhibitions play a key role in opening visitors’ minds to important artists and artworks that have had a deep influence not only on the global art scene but also the development of modern art in Singapore and South-east Asia.

“They also continue our ongoing partnerships with international museums such as Centre Pompidou, Musée d’Orsay, and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea since the museum’s opening.”

Details about the other two exhibitions will be unveiled at a later date. All four exhibitions will be held at the Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery.

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