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Sugimoto’s Portraits in Singapore

The opening of the exhibition of Hiroshi Sugimoto’s "Portraits" in the Singapore Art Museum coincided with an anniversary: the Deutsche Bank, who sponsored the show, has been at home in Singapore for the past thirty years.

Kostümierte Akteure bei der Eröffnung

In his opening speech, Ronny Tan, Chief Country Officer at Deutsche Bank Singapore, emphasized the Bank’s commitment to promoting arts and culture, underscoring the importance of "supporting events that contribute to the cultural vibrancy of the countries where we live and work." Yatiman Yusof, Singapore’s Senior Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Information, Communication, and the Arts, also stressed the particular importance of the occasion.

Bei der Eröffnungsrede

Führung durch die Ausstellung

A large number of Deutsche Bank staff not only took part in the opening, but also visited the show in the weeks that followed. The exhibition is accompanied by a specially made "Portraits" calendar as well as an extensive supporting program.

The special business anniversary offers were made in collaboration with the Singapore Art Museum, which bank staff can visit free of charge together with their families.

Singapore Art Museum, Ausschnitt des Gebäudes aus dem 19. Jahrhundert

Along with guided tours, the program also includes special offers for children that help provide access to Sugimoto’s portraits: visitors have the chance to see how a wax sculpture is made, or can have themselves photographed in historical costumes. While artists and art historians will be offering panel discussions on the subject of photography, the high point for the exhibition’s littlest visitors already took place at the beginning of December: in an allusion to the knights and kings portrayed in Sugimoto’s works, the bank and the museum invited children to a fencing competition.

Sugimoto’s "Portraits" can be seen until February 2, 2003 in Singapore Art Museum.

Heinrich VIII und seine Frauen