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Art by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Nam June Paik are coming to National Gallery Singapore

Pablo Picasso
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Art aficionados, we've got good news. National Gallery Singapore (NGS) and Singapore Tourism Board (STB) are partnering to bring works by the world's most legendary artists to town over the next four years. 

Marvel at pieces by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Nam June Paik at the walls of the Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery. The initiative kick starts in May 2020 with the Matisse & Picasso exhibition, organised in partnership with the National Gallery of Australia. The three-month exhibition follows the artistic relationship between two of Europe's greatest twentieth-century artists. You can expect more than 60 paintings and sculptures by Henri Matisse (1869-1954) and Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) from prestigious public and private collections internationally. 

The second exhibition brings together over 200 works from the five-decade career of Nam June Paik. Dubbed as "the father of video art," the Korean-born artist is famed for his experimental, innovative and playful works – which have had a profound influence on today's art and culture. The exhibition looks at his close collaboration with cellist Charlotte Moorman, along with his partnerships with other avant-garde artists, musicians, choreographers and poets (think: John Cage, Merce Cunningham and Joseph Beuys). Nam June Paik is slated to open in October 2021. Additionally, two other international special art exhibitions will be unveiled at a later date so watch this space for more information.

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