This inaugural exhibition celebrates the opening of the Wu Guanzhong Gallery at National Gallery Singapore.
Spanning over 50 years of Wu’s career, this show features both oil and ink works, many of which will be on display for the first time in Singapore. Wu (1919 – 2010) was a major advocate and forerunner of synthesising Chinese art and Western modernism.
This show highlights his proficiency in both Chinese and Western art traditions, and his distinctive contribution to the discourse of modern Chinese painting. “To indigenise oil painting and to modernise Chinese painting,” he said, “are two sides of the same face.”
The Wu Guanzhong Gallery is named in honour of a significant gift of works by Wu to Singapore. This collection is the largest holding of his works in a public collection, and is one of the most valuable art donations ever presented to a museum in Singapore.
Chua Ek Kay (1947 – 2008) was one of Singapore’s leading ink painters. His first show, in 1988, was a success, and within two decades of becoming a full-time artist, he enjoyed a level of acclaim that few other artists in Singapore had. After the Rain is a reflection of Chua’s artistic journey.
He had a clear affinity with water, often referring to watery reflections, lotus ponds or rain in his paintings. Water also alludes to the potential for growth and renewal after adversity, which is a reflection of Chua’s artistic journey.
It reminds us that although his practice has come to an end, his paintings have an afterlife, inspiring and captivating future audiences.
This exhibition commemorates the significant donation of 38 works by the artist’s family to the National Collection in 2010 – 2011.
The biennial National Piano and Violin Competition (NPVC) is back for its 10th edition! Celebrate musical excellence as more than 150 young musicians vie for top honours at the competition. Witness renowned international adjudicators such as Anna Jastrzebska-Quinn and Daniel Garlitsky conduct Violin & Piano Masterclasses; catch the excitement as finalists perform concertos in the Violin & Piano Finals (Artist Category); and enjoy a spectacular showcase of the nation’s finest young musicians
We’ll be criss-crossing into 2-0-1-6 in Masquerade Ball style with DJs Andrew Chow and Titus doing what they do best every Thursday – serving up 90s Hip Hop, Funk and RnB tunes that bring the house down. Ladies, bring on a healthy thirst for vodka cranberry/gin tonic – they're yours on the house from 10PM-2AM so you’re sure to be entering the New Year in good spirits.
Growing up in the cosmopolitan cities of Tokyo, London and Toronto, Kevin’s love for electronic music was kindled at a formative age after witnessing older schoolmates manipulating vinyl on a pair of Technic 1200s. What started off as a natural curiosity in turntable artistry; had eventually become a full-‐fledged passion and drive for aptness for the art form.
Balance is the key to Hunter/Game’s music. It’s part of growing up in Milan – a sophisticated urban center for film, fashion and art, but whose inhabitants relish the contrast of spending reflective time in the nature that surrounds the city. Having been part of Milan’s techno scene since its first days, the duo of Emmanuele Nicosia and Martino Bartola now find themselves equally influenced by the city and by nature – making music that harnesses the urban propulsion of techno within an introspective, thoughtful take on melody.