Over the past few weeks before I went to Singapore, I have secretly wished to watch Wicked The Musicaland visit Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. I never seriously planned it untilHanzky sent a jaw dropping invitation to my mailbox. When I first read it, I caught myself grinning and grinned even more when I realized that, not only I was able to fulfill those wishes, but I’d also got the chance to experience the luxurious facilities of Marina Bay Sandsand its 5 stars integrated resort. Oh God, how can I not love this job?
Together with a few fellow journalists from Indonesia, we were invited to visit the excellent ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands in between of some lavish activities. Fine dining in a celebrity-chef restaurant, partying in hip clubs, meeting the fashion designers, and many more were among the lavish activities I had to enjoy during the trip. Lucky us, Among those were two exhibitions that we could visit: the Titanic and theAndy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal. Knowing that the itinerary of the second day would require us to walk a lot and out of the hotel room for the entire day, I was glad that I chose a comfortable yet stylish outfit as follows:
When I visited the exhibition, I couldn’t stop saying “Wow!” during the tour, and I recognized most of the artists’ popular works. I never considered myself an art enthusiast, but I truly enjoyed the whole journey through the 4 different phases of Andy Warhol’s life (from his early years in the 1940’s to his final works in the 1980’s) which were shown in an extensive range of media such as associated documents, interactive timelines, photographs, and archival materials. It was amazing to see how he transformed regular items such as Campbell’s soup cans and celebrity photos into pop art icons.
Andy Warhol was a legendary American painter, printmaker, filmmaker, and a leading figure in pop art. In remembering the 25th anniversary of his death, the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands displays over 260 paintings, drawings, sculptures, film, and video of Andy Warhol’s works. This exhibition also features his masterpieces such as Jackie (1964), Marilyn Monroe (1967), Campbell’s Soup (1961), Silver Liz (1963), Time Capsule 51 (1970s), The Last Supper (1986), and the iconic Self Portraits.
Titled after his quote, “In the future, everybody will be world famous for 15 minutes”, and the ‘Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal’ will run from 17 March 2012 until 12 August 2012. If you are interested to visit the exhibition, you can simply purchase the ticket on its websiteand box offices.
P.S. After the Titanic exhibition, there will be also another exhibition from our ultimate favorite box office movie: Harry Potter! Yes, beginning 2 June 2012, visitors of the ArtScience Museum will be swept away into the famous wizard’s magical world with Harry Potter: The Exhibition. Dear God, is there another chance to make this wish of mine comes true?