As a part of UBS’s initiative in contemporary art, the global financial services magnate commissions one of the most celebrated portrait photographers of our time in a touring exhibition. As the fourth layover of its voyage, ‘WOMEN: New Portraits’ arrives in Singapore’s most representative landmark, Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.
Gloria Steinhemn, New York City, 2015
© Annie Leibovitz from WOMEN: New Portraits
This exhibition is the extension of Leibovitz’s 15 year long project initially named ‘Women’, which includes work from the original series, new photographs and other unpublished photographs taken since the inception of the project in 1999.
It is often said that women are like the ocean – they are vast, deep, and beautiful. This series of photographs reflects on the endless facets and the individuality of women, as well as celebrates female talent and women of outstanding achievement. It comes as no surprise that the photographer describes her work process as “photographing the ocean”.
Accompanying the exhibition, UBS organise a workshop with photography students from LASALLE College of the Arts and Nanyang Technological University as a part of the company’s focus on education in the arts. For the public, free family workshops on exploring ways of seeing through photography will be presented on the weekends. UBS are also hosting an event called ‘Women in Leadership’ featuring women whose work supports female entrepreneurship, economic independence and gender equality in business.
An unmissable exhibition and event this springtime in Singapore. Free access for the public to ‘WOMEN: New Portraits’ from 29 April to 22 May 2016 at Tanjong Pagar Railway Station. Next stations are Hong Kong, Mexico, Istanbul, Frankfurt, New York, and with its final destination – Zurich.