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Guo Pei: Chinese Art & Couture was an exhibition at the Asian Civilisations Museum that ran from 15 June 2019 to 15 September 2019.
It presented a dialogue between historical and contemporary Chinese design, juxtaposing embroidered masterworks by 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 creations express her personal take on contemporary fashion and aesthetics. Exploring her impact on everyday lives beyond the runway, the exhibition presented several of Guo Pei’s intricate Chinese bridal gowns – including two directly inspired by artworks in the ACM collection. Serving as points of encounter and departure, the ACM objects invited contemplation on how Guo Pei references and reimagines Chinese art and tradition for China and the world today.
How Guo Pei references and reimagines Chinese art and tradition for China and the world today
A one-of-a-kind exhibition, over two years in the making. Go on an artistic journey through 600 years of exquisite Chinese art and craft at "Guo Pei: Chinese Art and Couture".
This is a virtual tour of thINK: Chinese Calligraphy, Connoisseurship, and Collecting, an exhibition on display at ACM from 23 Dec 2020 to 25 Apr 2021.
Living with Ink: The Collection of Dr Tan Tsze Chor
Raffles in Southeast Asia