After touring London, Tokyo and San Francisco, the Annie Leibovitz exhibition celebrating women is finally making its way to Singapore. Part of a global tour involving 10 cities, 'WOMEN: New Portraits' is a continuation of a project that the Vanity Fair and Vogue favourite began over 15 years ago.
Then titled 'Women' and published in 1999, the series of portraits profiled women across all fields: Art, music, politics, and philanthropy. Some of the most influential personalities of the last decade include Adele, Lupita Nyong'o, Caitlyn Jenner, Aung San Suu Kyi and Malala Yousafzai. In addition to the additional photographs, the exhibition also includes past work from the original series and other unpublished photographs. Reflecting the changes in the roles of women today, it's a celebration of womanhood.
"When I asked UBS about updating the WOMEN's project there was no hesitation," said Leibovitz, whose last exhibition in Singapore was 'Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer's Life 1990-2005' at the ArtScience Museum in 2013. "They said let's do it, and they have been extraordinary in every way. It is such a big undertaking and a broad subject, it is like going out and photographing the ocean."
"This partnership is a great fit," commented Edmund Koh, Head of Wealth Management for Asia Pacific and Country Head of UBS Singapore. "Like Annie, UBS believes in the importance of supporting women who are making an impact in their fields. We wanted to preserve the inclusive nature of this project and to allow as many people as possible to enjoy the newly commissioned series."
To be held at the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, the national monument will also be host to some of UBS's talks programme, 'Women for Women', which will address women and women's rights.
'WOMEN: New Portraits' by Annie Leibovitz will be held at the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station Main Hall, 30 Keppel Road from 29 April to 22 May. Free entry. For more information, click here.