THE PARKVIEW MUSEUM SINGAPORE
The Parkview Museum Singapore is a private museum established by the Parkview Group. Located in Parkview Square, it occupies a floor area of 1,500 square metres with up to six metres of ceiling height. It is a brand new space conceived to host exhibitions with an emphasis on contemporary art. Its exhibitions will alternate between solo shows, thematic exhibitions, and exhibitions featuring pieces from the Group’s extensive collection.
The combination of art and business, that of which places significance on architectural design and traditional art and culture, has long been a core value in the Group’s real estate model—a vision begun by founder Mr. Hwang Chou-Shiuan. The Group has continued this legacy of art for over 50 years. To date, the Group’s art collection includes the largest Salvador Dali collection outside of Spain, numerous art works by western masters, an invaluable collection of imperial Chinese stone Buddhist carvings, a vast body of ancient bronze ware, and a substantial collection of contemporary Chinese art amounting to over 10,000 works.
The late Mr George Wong, eldest son of founder CS Hwang, was an Honorary Professor at the Nanjing University of the Arts and was key in shaping a coherent and structured art collection. Since 2013, the art collection has grown in scale and prestige, to include masterpieces from Italian, Austrian, German, French and American contemporary art.
The Parkview Group is driven by passion, commitment, and a conviction to democratise the arts. Like The Parkview Museum Beijing, the first museum set up by the Group in 2014, The Parkview Museum Singapore aims to enrich the local arts scene by providing a local and international platform for artistic expression and greater education on contemporary art. The Museum will create thematic exhibitions involving international and local artists to demonstrate the multifarious and versatile character of contemporary art, brought together by a high level of art professionalism and curation.
The Parkview Museum Singapore is open to the public free of charge to encourage the integration and appreciation of art in everyday life.
Dr. Lóránd Hegyi (born 1954 in Budapest, Hungary) is one of Europe's foremost curators and art historians.
He is the former director of Musée d’art moderne et contemporain de Saint-Etienne and the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien and the founding director of Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli (PAN), a new center for contemporary art in Naples. He is also the current art director of The Parkview Museum.
Hegyi is a respected art historian and art critic specialized in modern and contemporary art in Central and East Europe as well as in the Italian and French art scene. He curated several exhibitions for leading artists from Central and East Europe (such as Roman Opalka, Ilya Kabakov, Braco Dimitrievic, Marina Abramovic, Zdenek Sykora, Karel Malich, Laszlo Feher, Tamas Hencze, Hermann Nitsch, Günter Brus, Franz West, Lois Weinberger) as well as Italian and French artists (such as Michelangelo Pistoletto, Alighiero Boetti, Bertrand Lavier, Jean-Pierre Reynaud, Claude Viallat, Jean- Marc Bustamante and Anne et Patrick Poirier).
Beside his curatorial activity, he wrote numerous books and articles about contemporary art and cultural criticism focusing on the social and political context of artistic praxis in Central and East Europe as well as on the anthropological discourse of contemporary art. His publications include: “New Sensibility - Change of Paradigm in Contemporary Art” (Magreto, Budapest 1993), “Roman Opalka’s Places” (Prestel, Passau 2000), “The Courage to Be Alone - Re-inventing of Narratives in Contemporary Art” (Charta, Milano 2004), “Fragility of Narratives” (Skira, Milano 2008), “Central European Art” (Silvana, Milano 2011), “Contemporary Art on Show” (Silvana, Milano 2012), “Roman Opalka’s Universalism” (Aragno, Torino 2015), “Significant Uncertainty” (Hapax, Torino 2016).
A graduate from China’s Central Academy of Fine Arts under Museum Education, Wang Lei (born 1978 in Liaoning, China) has worked extensively for museums, galleries and magazines in Copenhagen as well as Beijing.
Wang Lei became a Senior Editor and independent curator at one of Beijing’s most famous luxury magazines “Target” and has written numerous articles on Chinese contemporary artists and Chinese modern art. After joining Hong Kong Parkview Group, she became the publisher for Parkview Index. Since 2016, Wang Lei has been the Executive Director of The Parkview Museum Singapore.
With an exceptional insight towards contemporary art and a unique artistic intuition, Wang Lei leads with a focus on future collaborations and dialogues. As a young art curator, she has actively promoted several art projects, edited and published art albums. Wang Lei has also participated in various Chinese and Western Cultural Artistic exchanges.