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National Gallery Singapore - Curator's Tour - French Connection: Southeast Asian Artists in Paris, 1880s-1960s

Curator's Tour (9 Mar 2018)

French Connection:  Southeast Asian Artists in Paris, 1880s-1960s

This tour begins with the work of early forerunners Raden Saleh and Juan Luna in Between Worlds, and continues in the permanent galleries to uncover other artists who spent time in Paris including Vu Cao Dam and Georgette Chen. Jointly led by Russell Storer (Deputy Director, Curatorial & Collections, National Gallery Singapore), Lisa Horikawa (Senior Curator, National Gallery Singapore) and Phoebe Scott (Curator, National Gallery Singapore).

About the curators

Russell Storer is the Deputy Director of Curatorial & Collections at National Gallery Singapore. He was previously Head of Asian and Pacific Art at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) in Brisbane, and a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. Storer has organised solo exhibitions of the work of Cai Guo-Qiang, Simryn Gill, Matthew Ngui, Juan Davila, Paddy Bedford and Ugo Rondinone. He was on the curatorial teams for the 6th, 7th and 8th Asia Pacific Triennials (2009, 2012 and 2015), a co-curator of the 3rd Singapore Biennale (2011), a curatorial comrade for the 2008 Biennale of Sydney, and a visiting curator at documenta 12 (2007). He has written widely on Asian and Australian contemporary art.

Horikawa Lisa is a Senior Curator at National Gallery Singapore. Her curatorial projects at the Gallery include the UOB Southeast Asia Gallery's inaugural display Between Dreams and Declarations: Art of Southeast Asia since the 19th Century (2015) and Reframing Modernism: Painting from Southeast Asia, Europe and Beyond (2016). Prior to joining the Gallery, she was a curator at the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan.

Phoebe Scott has been a Curator at National Gallery Singapore since 2012. Most recently, she curated the exhibition Radiant Material: A Dialogue in Vietnamese Lacquer Painting (2017). She was also the co-curator of the UOB Southeast Asia Gallery’s inaugural exhibition Between Declarations and Dreams: Art of Southeast Asia since the 19th Century (2015) and Reframing Modernism: Painting from Europe, Southeast Asia and Beyond (2016). Prior to joining the Gallery, Phoebe completed her PhD in Art History at the University of Sydney, focusing on modern art in Vietnam.

Artwork Credit:
Georgette Chen
Lotus in a Breeze
c. 1970
Oil on canvas
81 x 81 cm
Gift of Lee Foundation. Collection of National Gallery Singapore.

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1 February 2018, 10am

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1 February 2018, 10am


Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes

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Event Date
Fri, 9 Mar 2018

Fridays: 7pm

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