Exhibition Curator Jackie Yoong brings visitors through the spectacular world of historical and contemporary Chinese design, juxtaposing embroidered masterworks by Guo Pei, China’s foremost couturière, with Chinese artworks from the Asian Civilisations Museum.
Guo Pei’s dramatic, sculptural gowns reflect influences from growing up in Beijing surrounded by Chinese imperial art and mythology. Her designs reflect her Beijing childhood, overseas experiences, and ideas about art. Exploring her impact on everyday lives beyond the runway, the exhibition presents several of Guo Pei’s intricate Chinese bridal gowns – including two directly inspired by artworks in the ACM collection.
This special tour happens after-hours, when the museum is closed to the public. Entry is solely for registered participants, and tour fees cover access to all galleries.
Wednesdays, 26 June, 31 July, 28 August
7.30 to 8.30pm
Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555
When: 26 Jun - 28 Aug 2019, 7.30pm - 8.30pm