This is an interesting exhibition which I visited some weeks back, together with a bunch of omy.sg invited bloggers.
The Story of the Image is an exhibition initiated by the non-profit organization SingAnt (SingaporeAntwerp) and curated by the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA) and the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp (MuHKA), which have also lent the works of art together with the Museum Plantin-Moretus/Print room Antwerp. The logistic organization was provided by the City of Antwerp, together with the Shanghai Art Museum and the National Museum of Singapore. In short, a multinational ensemble came together to make this exhibition possible.
The exhibition presents a collection of artworks from the city of Antwerp (Belgium), which is both an historical and contemporary centre for the development of the possibilities of the image. The artworks embody the balancing act between the visible and the invisible.
The exhibition features classical masterpieces by well-known names like Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) and Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), as well as works by top contemporary artists such as Luc Tuymans, David Claerbout, Francis Alys, Marlene Dumas and Berlinde de Bruyckere. An unique mix.
Selected pieces from the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA):
Selected pieces from the Museum Plantin-Moretus/Print room Antwerp:
Selected pieces from the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp (MuHKA):
If you are interested to visit this exhibition, more details are available at the National Museum of Singapore website:
VENUE: National Museum of SIngapore, Exhibition Galleries 1 & 2
DATE: FRI 14 AUG 2009 – SUN 31 OCT 2009
TIME: 10:00am – 6:00pm
S$4 Senior (above 60 years old) & NSF
Free for all students with a student pass.
Free admission for children 6 years and under.
Free entry to all galleries for seniors (locals and PR’s), everyday.
Free entry to all galleries for seniors (tourists), every Monday.
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