Major exhibitions in Asia this summer

The biggest exhibitions in Asia this summer comprise masterpieces from the Philadelphia Museum as well as the Musée d'Orsay on tour in the region, a rare Man Ray exhibition in Japan and
Treasures from Tibet on view in Taiwan.

Manet to Picasso: Masterpieces from the Philadelphia Museum of Art
June 26- September 26
Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Taipei, Taiwan

Since 1876, the Philadelphia Museum of Art has collected a quarter of a million historically significant works of art, including paintings and sculptures from the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Chinese porcelain, architectural installations, and contemporary artworks. The museum possesses magnificent Impressionist and Post-Impressionist collections, and artworks from 20th century masters. For the first time in Taiwan, 60 paintings and sculptures by the legendary artists will be shown including Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Auguste Rodin, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Amedeo Modigliani...
http://www.tfam.museum

 

"Tibet-Treasures from the Roof of the World" in Taiwan
July 1 - September 19
National Palace Museum
Taipei, Taiwan

Previously seen in New York and San Francisco among many other locations, this traveling exhibit is reaching Taiwan with rarely shown objects from Taiwan that belonged to the Dalai Lama and Panchen Lama palaces in Tibet, 130 artifacts in total from historical periods from the 5th to the 20th century. The works displayed in this exhibition are not only borrowed from the collections of museums in Tibet, Chengde in Hobei province, and Beijing, but also from important Tibetan monasteries to convey a better understanding of Tibetan history and culture worldwide.
http://www.npm.gov.tw

 

Man Ray exhibition
July 14 - September 13
National Art Center Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan

The exhibition "Unconcerned But Not Indifferent" offers a survey of over 400 works from the Man Ray Trust, comprising works by the artist and objects that influenced him, many of them have never been presented to the public before. By placing his artwork in relation to the objects and images from which he drew inspiration, the exhibition attempts to create a distinctive context for the experience and appreciation of Man Ray's wide-ranging creative production, and to provide audiences with a broader knowledge of the art of Man Ray and his creative working process.
http://www.man-ray.com

 

Sensing Nature: Japanese perception of Nature
July 24-November 7
Tokyo
Mori Art Museum

The Mori Art Museum presents works by young Japanese artists and designers Yoshioka Tokujin, Shinoda Taro, Kuribayashi Takashi, and their perception of nature, as part of the 2010 theme of the museum "redefining Japan." Japan's unique natural environment, its temperate climate and its mountains greatly influenced the Japanese culture and arts. "Sensing Nature"analyzes how the innate human ability to perceive nature and the Japanese view of nature exist in urban and modern worlds. The exhibition consists of newly commissioned works by each of the three participant artists, it attempts to stimulate the visitor's sense of nature through large-scale installations with visitors' physical experiences.

 

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Realism in Asian Art
Until July 4
Singapore Art Museum
Singapore

Realism in Asian Art shines a spotlight on the evolutionary relationship of Realism in 20th century Asian art. The exhibition is jointly organized by the National Art Gallery of Singapore and the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Korea. Selected paintings from artists living and working in ten Asian countries during the 20th century have been grouped together for the exhibition that showcases "how this important art movement touched Asia, weaving together a fascinating tale of heroism, valour and hope, in a time of turmoil that plagued Asia during the 20th century."
http://www.singaporeartmuseum.sg


Post Impressionism:115 Masterpieces from the Musée d'Orsay
Until August 16
National Art Center Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan

The Post-Impressionist section of Paris's Musée d'Orsay started an international tour in December in Canberra (Australia) then reached Tokyo, due to renovations in the Paris museum. Tokyo visitors will be able to enjoy works by Monet, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, Gauguin, Vuillard, Bonnard... 115 paintings in total that represent a rare traveling loan, that will go to San Francisco after its Japanese stop.
http://orsay.exhn.jp


William Eggleston photo exhibition
Until August 22
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art
Tokyo, Japan

For the first time in Japan, an exhibition entirely dedicated to American artist and photographer William Eggleston is presented in Tokyo. Two series of photos will be showcased - "Paris" and "Kyoto" - as well as recent paintings and very famous works by this contemporary artist loaned by the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of photography for the occasion. Eggleston is often described as one of the pioneers who turned color photography into art.
http://www.haramuseum.or.jp


Earth and Water: Mapping Art in Southeast Asia
Until September 1
Singapore Art Museum
Singapore

The history and society of Southeast Asia have been shaped by a confluence of geographical, historical and cultural forces. The diverse region of Southeast Asia is home to about 500 million people comparted in two broad geographical regions: the Mainland (Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar and Peninsular Malaysia) and the Archipelago (Philippines, Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore and West Malaysia). With exhibits drawn from the National Heritage Board's permanent collection, the theme Earth and Water conjoins two of life's basic elements with the Mainland and the Archipelago. These works by the region's best-known artists further offer multiple manifestations of life, society and traditions of Southeast Asia.
http://www.singaporeartmuseum.sg

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