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ArtScience Museum celebrates 125 years of National Geographic

Singapore, 27 August 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA). Singapore’s ArtScience Museum is currently presenting an exhibition of photography in celebrationg of the 125th anniversary of National Geographic. The exhibition is to run until 27 October 2013, and is entitled “50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic”. The show is to feature fifty iconic images alongside a section entitled “Behind the Photograph”, which will offer a short descriptive passage exploring the conception of the image. Commenting on the exhibition, project officer Julia Vasko said “What is it that makes these photographs great? They show a connection. Photography is a medium that really connects people, whether it’s through the frame of the camera, or the relationship that takes place behind the camera, and that’s something that we wanted to convey here.” The exhibition presents photographs which explore a variety of subjects, featuring pieces which consider the diversity of the Earth and the relationship between humans and the environment — whether negative or positive. The technical aspects of photographic production are also considered, with details such as composition and image production discussed. “50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic” is a touring exhibition which had been featured at museums across the world before its appearance in...

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“Dalí: Mind of a Genius” at ArtScience Museum

Singapore, 5 August 2011, Art Media Agency (AMA). The ArtScience Museum in Marina Bay Sands is hosting the exhibition “Dalí: Mind of a Genius”, on view until 30 October. The event will feature a range of media, divided into three parts: “Femininity and Sensuality”, “Religion and Mythology” and “Dreams and Fantasy.” “Femininity and Sensuality” explores Dalí’s representation of the female body. This section’s star lots include Women Aflame, one of Dalí’s most famous sculptures, representing a woman whose body is going up in flames, Space Venus, a marble female bust that, at first, seems traditional but an egg actually divides her torso in two, and Anthropomorphic Cabinet. “Religion and Mythology” analyses Dalí’s complex realtionship with religion, faith and the Church. Its key works are Snail and the Angel, and Eve and Vision of the Angel. The first sculpture is quite surprising. It represents a little angel on a giant winged snail. “Dreams and Fantasy” gives the visitors a glimpse of Dalí’s artistic representation of the subconscience. They will have the opportunity to admire Persistence of Memory and Dance of Time I, two sculptures featuring the artist’s famous melting watches. Alice in Wonderland is a bronze statue illustrating the tale’s strange characteristics and Spellbound is a large  painting depicting dozens of wide-open eyes. Tom Zaller, director of ArtScience Museum in Marina Bay Sands, says on the institution’s website “Dalí: Mind of a Genius showcases the best works of Salvador Dalí under one roof. Visitors to the exhibition will be transported into the eccentric mind of Dalí, and discover his version of reality and his interpretation of art. The ArtScience Museum explores Dalí’s inspiration and creative processes, and is the perfect venue for an exhibition showcasing the art of such a genius and his infinite innovations. Visitors will leave the exhibition spellbound...

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