Liu Kang: A Centennial Celebration

Liu Kang: A Centennial Celebration

Liu Kang (1911 – 2004) is widely regarded as one of Singapore’s most import­ant artists, and a guid­ing fig­ure in the devel­op­ment of Singapore’s art scene.

This exhib­i­tion provides insights into Liu Kang’s involve­ment in vari­ous areas of the visual arts field, from the cre­ation of art­works, to play­ing a cent­ral role in edu­ca­tion and criticism.

Liu also played a lead­ing role in the Soci­ety of Chinese Artists and the Singa­pore Art Soci­ety for many years. In recog­ni­tion of the artist’s life­time accom­plish­ments and con­tri­bu­tions to Singapore’s visual art com­munity, he was con­ferred the Pub­lic Ser­vice Star in 1970, and the Mer­it­ori­ous Ser­vice Medal in 1996.

This exhib­i­tion is held in com­mem­or­a­tion of the artist’s centen­nial year of birth. Fea­tur­ing 100 works by Liu Kang, this exhib­i­tion invites vis­it­ors on a jour­ney of explor­a­tion into the life and mind of the artist.

Liu Kang: A Centen­nial Cel­eb­ra­tion is a spe­cial research exhib­i­tion organ­ised by the National Art Gal­lery, Singa­pore, sup­por­ted by the National Her­it­age Board and held at the Singa­pore Art Museum.

Date: 29 July to 16 Octo­ber 2011

Venue: Singa­pore Art Museum

Address: 71 Bras Basah Road, Singa­pore 189555

 

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