Events Around the World
A New Dynasty – Created in China is a visual, thought-provoking, and inspiring encounter with China as a present-day superpower. The works of art will give visitors unique keys to the understanding of a world which is both familiar and strange at the same time; the complex and multi-faceted phenomenon of China.
Grantee: Song Dong
This landmark exhibition is part of the highly successful Global Prudential Eye Programme and a key highlight of Singapore Art Week. In its third edition, the exhibition showcases 15 of Asia’s emerging contemporary artists.
Grantee: Sutthirat Supaparinya
This exhibition highlights a selection of photographs donated in honor of the 25th anniversary of the National Gallery’s photography's collection. The exhibition is accompanied by a major publication celebrating 25 years of photography at the National Gallery of Art.
Grantee: Leo Rubinfien
Murakami's 100-meter-long painting, The 500 Arhats, one of the largest paintings ever produced in global art history, will be shown in Japan for the first time. The work was created as a token of gratitude to the nation of Qatar, one of the first to offer assistance in the wake of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, and was unveiled in Doha in 2012. The exhibition will comprise The 500 Arhats and a number of new works in which he continues to offer up new challenges to the history of contemporary art.
Grantee: Murakami Takashi
“The Human Body: Measure and Norms” features the works of seven Hong Kong artists in a variety of artistic media. The showcase seeks to highlight and question the social constraints imposed on the body as a physical, social and political entity, and explore the possibilities of freeing the body from the norms and representations against which it is gauged.
As a visual and performance artist, Sam Penaso’s new artworks represents the matrix – the jumble of letters and numbers – as an expression of how communication and technology when combined creates art. The works aim to portray the artist’s vision, and that is to create perfection in the absolute abstraction of symbols towards a logical pattern – the unification of language, science and mathematics through art.
Kohei Nawa’s solo exhibition “MOVEMENT” features works including “BEADS,” “Direction,” “Moment,” “Trans,” and a documentary of his performance piece “Vessel,” which was presented in summer 2015. Having the unique concept of PixCell as an axis, his works continue to unfold expressions in diversity.
Grantee: Nawa Kohei
This explosive exhibition connects the dots between art produced around the world during the 1960s and 1970s, showing how different cultures and countries responded to the movement. The exhibition reveals how pop was never just a celebration of western consumer culture, but was often a subversive international language of protest – a language that is more relevant today than ever.
Politics, the body, domestic revolution, consumption, public protest, and folk – all are explored and laid bare in eye-popping Technicolor and across many media, from canvas to car bonnets and pinball machines.
IN INFINITY is a presentation of Yayoi Kusama’s works from more than six decades and features a variety of the many artistic media in which she has worked: from visual art to performance, film, literature and design. A special feature of this exhibition is the involvement of Kusama’s work with fashion and design including the artist’s earliest, unique fashion design from the 1960s. In addition to this the exhibition displays a selection of Kusama’s youth works from Japan, which has never been exhibited before.
Grantee: Kusama Yayoi
Funny, awkward, painful, and both wide-ranging and very personal, God Bless Baseball reveals how deeply rooted the iconic American game is in everyday life in Japan and Korea, from the highest echelons of political power down into the most intimate family recollections.
Cosmos \ Intime - The Takahashi Collection is the first time that forty works of this incomparable collection will be presented outside Japan. Among the 22 artists in this selection made in collaboration with Ryûtarô Takahashi include international stars of contemporary art such as ACC grantees Yayoi Kusama, Makato Aida, Kohei Nawa, Aiko Miyanaga, Motohiko Odani, and Hiraku Suzuki, among many other contemporary artists.