Artworks from two influential ink artists are now on show at the National Gallery, with the official opening of the Wu Guanzhong Gallery and an exhibition by Singaporean artist Chua Ek Kay today.
The exhibitions aim to help visitors explore the development of modern ink painting. The Wu Guanzhong: Beauty Beyond Form exhibition is one of the most comprehensive in recent times and features both oil and ink paintings, many on display for the first time in Singapore. Some of these works have been donated by the artist and his family to the National Collection. Of the more than 80 artworks on display, 22 are on loan from key arts institutions in China and Hong Kong such as the National Art Museum of China, China Art Museum, Shanghai, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Zhejiang Art Museum and Nanjing Museum.
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Sam Tan, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office and Ministry of Manpower, opened the exhibitions in a ceremony attended by family members of both artists and representatives from partner institutions that lent their collections.
Entrance to the exhibitions is free until 6 December 2015. Thereafter, there will be free admission for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents as well as children six years and under, into all exhibition galleries (except selected Special Exhibitions) and Keppel Centre for Art Education.