National Gallery Singapore and Centre Pompidou, Paris
The Gallery's first international collaboration, this exhibition reframes the existing paradigm of how modernist painting is understood. Drawing on over 200 iconic works by modern artists from Southeast Asia and Europe, it invites us to reconsider how artists working in different global contexts approached modern art and modernism in the 20th century.
For the first time, view modern masterworks by Southeast Asian artists such as Le Pho, Cheong Soo Pieng and HR Ocampo, alongside treasures from the Centre Pompidou collection by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse and Vassily Kandinsky.
Starting from individual artists' bodies of work, Reframing Modernism leads visitors through an artistic-centric experience where they are free to explore and examine connections between different bodies of work based on common approaches, ways of working and conceptual orientations to modernism.