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Goddess: Brave. Bold. Beautiful.

  • Art, Film and video
  • ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay
  1. Goddess
    Photograph: Marina Bay SandsL to R - Costumes inspired by Marilyn Monroe from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes worn by Elaine Crombie, Margot Robbie & Winnie Harlow
  2. Goddess
    Photograph: Marina Bay Sands
  3. Goddess
    Photograph: Mark AshkanasyGenre of Wuxia explored at Goddess exhibition
  4. Goddess
    Photograph: Marina Bay SandsFighting Back details the daring physical feats of actresses on screen

Time Out says

Film fanatics, don’t miss out on ArtScience Museum’s upcoming exhibition Goddess: Brave. Bold. Beautiful. Curated by ACMI (Australia’s national museum of screen culture), Goddess is set to debut in Asia at the ArtScience Museum on April 6, 2024. Get ready to uncover 120 years of moving image history featuring stories, costumes, sketches, interactive experiences, as well as the pillars behind these wonderful masterpieces. 

Photograph: Marina Bay SandsGold on the Outside section captures Gong Li's striking moments in Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)

Goddess is also part of ArtScience Museum's Year of Extraordinary Women. Differing from the original exhibition, Singapore’s version of the show will focus on Asian film icons like Maggie Cheung, Michelle Yeoh and local superstar Fann Wong.

Photograph: Mark AshkanasyKimonos worn by Anna Tsuchiya in Sakuran (2006)

It will also shine a spotlight on Asian film stars from Hong Kong, Japan, India, and Singapore, alongside other countries such as America, Australia and Europe. Other notable film icons to expect are, the one and only Marilyn Monroe, equal rights activist Laverne Cox, and Chinese American Hollywood star Anna May Wong. All of them are influential female figures in the film and television industry that have transcended stereotypes and influenced ideas of femininity through their representation on screen.

Photograph: Eugene HylandMarilyn Monroe ensemble in Some Like It Hot (1959)

Visitors can indulge in a special collection of over 150 costumes, artefacts, and objects, curated to depict captivating visual stories of women in film. Dive into never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage, archival materials, projections, and authentic costumes to reveal the untold stories of these stars.

Photograph: Marina Bay SandsBlaxploitation films created space for Black women to be action stars with top-line credit

There will also be several programmes happening alongside the exhibition. Take part in a guided tour at $5 per participant, as well as a stunt masterclass conducted by stunt professionals from Ronin Action Group. And of course, a film exhibition will not be complete without film screenings, at no cost at all. 

For more information, visit their webpage here.

Mingli Seet
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