Georgette Chen: At Home in the World
Fri Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – Sun Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm
National Gallery Singapore’s latest exhibition Georgette Chen: At Home in the World is a large-scale survey featuring 69 prominent works and 74 archival materials of one of Singapore’s most celebrated modern artists.
This is the first major retrospective of Georgette Chen’s work in two decades.
It will shed light on her less well-known yet critical contributions to the development of Singapore’s artistic community, and also highlight Chen’s sensitivity towards the nuances of Singapore’s diverse culture. There will also be a range of complementary programmes to engage audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
This is a rare opportunity to encounter Chen’s prolific body of work, which spans the breadth of her practice from her time in China, France, the USA, Malaysia and Singapore. From seldom-seen works from her early period in France, to her exemplary still-life paintings, the exhibition will trace the development of her artistic techniques and style throughout her career.
Alongside her works, newly-discovered archival materials from the National Collection, and other public and private collections in Singapore and China will also be displayed for the first time, including newspaper articles and family photographs that give visitors a rare glimpse into Chen’s life including her childhood years.