Showing posts with label Museum. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Museum. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 7

Shortlist for the Oscars of Museums Announced

The shortlist for Leading Culture Destinations Awards, now in their third year, has been announced, shining a light on the exceptional contributions these institutions offer, and also showcasing some emerging destinations.

The organizers point out that shortlisted nominees were selected for their “visionary approach” to offering a great cultural experience, “from audacious programming and management structures, to cross-sector collaborations and Michelin-starred restaurants, late night openings and music performances.”

Tuesday, August 30

"Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg" Slated for June 2017

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago plans to mount a major retrospective of the work of Takashi Murakami from June 6, 2017.

Monday, August 29

Iskandar Jalil’s Major Retrospective at National Gallery of Singapore

Iskandar Jalil is something of a purist. Don’t refer to the master potter as an artist; he is first and foremost a craftsman who believes his ceramic creations should be, above all, functional. “I’m only interested in pottery. A lot of ceramic artists actually they can’t do pottery,” he muses with justifiable pride in his work.

Visitors attending the exhibition “Iskandar Jalil: Kembara Tanah Liat” (Clay Travels), opening on September 1 at the National Gallery of Singapore, will however recognize the artistry in his functional objects. The major retrospective, the first broad survey of his practice over 50 years (from the 1960s onwards), presents 180 creations that showcase his mastery of colors and beauty of form with just the right dose of whimsical detailing to keep you intrigued.

Tuesday, August 16

Japanese photography in the Spotlight this Fall at SFMOMA

Sohei Nishino, Diorama Map London, 2010; courtesy the artist and Michael Hoppen Gallery, London; © Sohei Nishino

Japanese photography will be in the spotlight at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) with two exhibitions this fall: “Japanese Photography from Postwar to Now” and “New Work: Sohei Nishino.”

Thursday, December 24

“Chua Ek Kay: After the Rain,” Revisiting a Singapore Ink Master

During his lifetime, Singaporean artist Chua Ek Kay enjoyed a level of critical acclaim that few other local artists have experienced, and yet a his work had never been given a full museum survey. The ‘Chua Ek Kay: After the Rain’ exhibition, at the recently opened National Gallery Singapore, goes some way to remedying this by bringing together over 60 pieces by the artist, who passed away in 2008.

Friday, December 11

A review of the UOB Southeast Asia Gallery at the National Gallery Singapore

The National Gallery Singapore is officially opening its doors on November 24, but for the last couple of weeks, some members of the public and media have already had an opportunity to explore two permanent galleries in a ‘soft opening’ to allow museum officials to study the public flow through the vast building and iron out any quirks.

Thursday, December 10

A review of the DBS Singapore Gallery at the National Gallery Singapore

The National Gallery Singapore will open at the end of November, but some members of the media have already been treated to a sneak preview of the DBS Singapore Gallery, where 400 artworks illustrate the evolution of art in Singapore from very early representations of an exotic tropical paradise in the 19th century to the emergence of the Nanyang art movement in the 1950s and the development of a contemporary art scene.

Sunday, February 24

“O’Clock: Time Design, Design Time” Headed for Beijing

The Triennale Design Museum will be presenting a new edition of the exhibition “O’Clock: time design, design time” at the CAFA Art Museum in Beijing Mar 7-Apr 10.

Thursday, November 1

Contemporary Thai Art Shows Traditional Roots

A comprehensive exhibition of Thai contemporary art has recently opened at the Singapore Art Museum, showcasing a multi-generational mix of artists.