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.

 

Last days:


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

Arts and Entertainment
Legendary blues and rock singer Joe Cocker has died of lung cancer, his management team as confirmed. He was 70
music The singer has died aged 70
Arts and Entertainment
Maisie Williams looks concerned as Arya Stark
tv
Arts and Entertainment
photography Incredible images show London's skyline from its highest points
Arts and Entertainment
'Silent Night' last topped Classic FM's favourite Christmas carol poll in 2002
classical
Arts and Entertainment
Caroline Flack became the tenth winner of Strictly Come Dancing
tv 'Absolutely phenomenal' Xtra Factor presenter wins Strictly Come Dancing final
PROMOTED VIDEO
Arts and Entertainment
Rhys says: 'I'm not playing it for laughs, but I have learnt that if you fall over on stage, people can enjoy that as much as an amazing guitar solo'
musicGruff Rhys on his rock odyssey, and the trouble with independence
Arts and Entertainment
Krysia and Daniel (Hand out press photograph provided by Sally Richardson)
How do today's composers answer the challenge of the classical giant?
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Arts and Entertainment

ebooksNow available in paperback
Arts and Entertainment

ebooks
News
Shenaz Treasurywala
film
News
tv
Arts and Entertainment
Jason Watkins as Christopher Jefferies
tv
Arts and Entertainment
Star Wars Director JJ Abrams: key character's names have been revealed
film
Arts and Entertainment
Pharrell Williams won two BBC Music Awards for Best Song and International Artist
music
Arts and Entertainment
Mark, Katie and Sanjay in The Apprentice boardroom
TV
Arts and Entertainment

Film The critics but sneer but these unfashionable festive films are our favourites

Arts and Entertainment
Frances O'Connor and James Nesbitt in 'The Missing'

TV We're so close to knowing what happened to Oliver Hughes, but a last-minute bluff crushes expectations

Arts and Entertainment
Joey Essex will be hitting the slopes for series two of The Jump

TV

Who is taking the plunge?
Arts and Entertainment
Katy Perry as an Ancient Egyptian princess in her latest music video for 'Dark Horse'

music
Arts and Entertainment
Dame Judi Dench, as M in Skyfall

film
Arts and Entertainment
Morrissey, 1988

TV
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

ES Rentals

    Independent Dating
    and  

    By clicking 'Search' you
    are agreeing to our
    Terms of Use.

    Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

    'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

    Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
    Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

    Ed Balls interview

    'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
    He's behind you, dude!

    US stars in UK panto

    From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
    Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

    Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

    What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
    Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

    Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

    Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
    Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

    Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

    Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
    Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

    Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

    Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
    Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

    Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

    Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
    Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

    Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

    Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
    Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

    Autism-friendly theatre

    Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
    The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

    The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

    Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
    From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

    Panto dames: before and after

    From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
    Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

    Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

    Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
    Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

    Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

    Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
    The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

    The man who hunts giants

    A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there