ArtScience Museum to host STAR WARS™ Identities: The Exhibition 

Singapore is the final stop of the global tour

SINGAPORE (6 January 2021) – The Force will be strong in Singapore as ArtScience Museum and Pico Pro combine their powers to host STAR WARS Identities from 30 January to 13 June 2021. This marks the final stop of the exhibition’s global tour.

Developed and produced by Montreal’s X3 Productions in collaboration with Lucasfilm Ltd., the exhibition presents close to 200 original items from the extensive Lucas Museum of Narrative Art archive to explore the science of identity through the characters of Star Wars. Visitors will embark on a customised, interactive identity quest to gain new insights on the Star Wars characters while discovering their own identities at the end of the quest, aimed at allowing them to answer the simple yet profound question: What force shapes you?

“Through the exploration of the characters and worlds of Star Wars, this interactive exhibition connects us with themes that can resonate with our own sense of self, familial identity and shared experience. In Singapore, the exhibition will engage that connection…fantasy meets reality, with a dash of reflection and adventure,” said George Lucas, creator of Star Wars.

“We are very excited to be working with X3 Productions and ArtScience Museum to bring the exhibition to Singapore. Star Wars has a strong following in this part of the world and we saw an opportunity for fans in this region to see the original Star Wars artefacts before they are returned to the archives,” commented Barnabas Chia, General Manager of Pico Pro.

Star Wars Identities uses original artwork from the epic space saga to explore human identity in an innovative way. As visitors embark on a voyage of discovery in the exhibition, we encourage them to ponder the motivation and forces that shape who we are as individuals,” said Honor Harger, Executive Director of ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands.

The STAR WARS Identities Experience

STAR WARS Identities places visitors at the centre of the exhibition experience with an interactive identity quest that spans the duration of the visit. Closely interwoven with the collection and content, the experience gives the visitors the opportunity to discover their own personal identities in the Star Wars galaxy.

Original Boba Fett and Stormtrooper costumes displayed at the exhibition A model of the Imperial fleet: Star Destroyer

The vast and exclusive showcase includes some 200 authentic props, models, costumes, and artwork from the original Star Wars films. This rich collection spans the original Star Wars canon, drawing from the classic (1977 – 1983) and prequel (1999 – 2005) trilogies, the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, as well as Star Wars: The Force Awakens™. Fan favourites such as Darth Vader, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Boba Fett, Yoda, and the Millennium Falcon – among many others – will be on display.

The creative process of filmmaking from early concept drawings, storyboarding, model making, through to puppetry and costume design, will also be highlighted at STAR WARS Identities.
 

RFID (radio frequency identification) wristband will be issued to each visitor before they enter the exhibition 

STAR WARS Identities has divided its study of human identity into three major exhibition themes: the characters’ origins (Origins), the influences that shaped them (Influences), and the personal choices that altered their lives (Choices).

Within these three themes, 10 components of human identity are explored: species, genes, parents, and culture in Origins; mentors, friends, and marking events in Influences; and occupation, personality, and values in the final zone, Choices.

These components form the backbone of the exhibition, exploring the complex notion of identity both in the real world and in creative fiction. Original content throughout the exhibition will shed light on each of the components of identity. “Making-of” featurettes will be shown at STAR WARS Identities as they explore the stories behind the development of iconic Star Wars characters, explaining how they became who they are, and showing how different creative choices could have made them different characters.

Tickets and Reservations

Tickets are available for purchase from 15 January at all Marina Bay Sands box offices and website.

Guests are strongly encouraged to pre-purchase tickets online prior to their visit, due to limits in venue capacity and timed entry to the exhibition. Visitors will have more time to visit the exhibition on Fridays and Saturdays as ArtScience Museum’s operating hours are extended till 9pm, with last admission at 8pm. The SingapoRediscovers Vouchers can also be redeemed for visits to any of ArtScience Museum’s exhibitions1.

Ticket prices as follows:

 

STANDARD TICKET

(SGD)

SINGAPORE RESIDENT

(SGD)

Adult 32 25
Concession 24 20
Family package (2 kids & 2 adults)  90 80

As part of the safe management measures, visitors are advised to adhere to all the precautionary measures implemented at the Museum including safe distancing. The Museum will also increase the cleaning and disinfection of the common touchpoints in the exhibition to ensure the health and safety of its visitors.

Visitors can begin their adventure in the world of identity at www.starwarsidentities.com and https://www.marinabaysands.com/museum.html.

STAR WARS Identities: The Exhibition is produced by X3 Productions in collaboration with Montreal Science Centre in developing the scientific content of identity, organised by Pico Pro Pte Ltd and hosted by ArtScience Museum.

1Terms and Conditions apply. To refer to https://artsciencemuseum-srv.globaltix.com/ for more information.



About Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd

Marina Bay Sands is the leading business, leisure and entertainment destination in Asia. It features large and flexible convention and exhibition facilities, more than 2,500 hotel rooms and suites, the rooftop Sands SkyPark, the best shopping mall in Asia, world-class celebrity chef restaurants, a theatre and an outdoor event plaza. Completing the line-up of attractions is ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands which plays host to permanent and marquee exhibitions. For more information, please visit www.marinabaysands.com

About ArtScience Museum

ArtScience Museum is a major cultural institution in Singapore that explores the intersection between art, science, technology and culture. It is the cultural component of Marina Bay Sands. Since its opening in February 2011, ArtScience Museum has staged large-scale exhibitions by some of the world’s major artists, including Leonardo da Vinci, M.C. Escher, Salvador Dalí, Andy Warhol and Vincent Van Gogh, as well as exhibitions that explore aspects of science and technology – including particle physics, big data, robotics, palaeontology, marine biology and space science. For more information, please visit www.marinabaysands.com/museum.html.

About Pico Pro Pte Ltd

A global leader in total brand activation, Pico Global specialises in engaging people, creating experiences, and activating brands, with a network spanning 35 major cities around the world.

Pico Pro, a fully owned subsidiary of the Pico Group, focuses on event IP creation and management, creating and producing relevant and memorable live events and experiences.

Pico Pro is a strategic company with rights to unique intellectual property, global talents and assets that maximise brand objectives for our sponsors and partners, and one that puts the end-users’ experiences at the heart of our business.

About X3 Productions

X3 Productions is a Montreal-based company who has extensive expertise to offer turnkey project solutions that reflect the challenges faced by museums around the world. X3 Productions is committed to redefining the modern museum experience by developing and promoting interactive blockbuster touring museum exhibitions. With a focus on creating innovative concepts, gathering unique collections and developing content driven experiences, X3 aims to provide a new kind of museum experience, one that engages, educates and entertains visitors in innovative ways. For more information, visit x3productions.ca.

About Star Wars

The May 25, 1977 theatrical debut of Star Wars - on a scant 32 screens across America - was destined to change the face of cinema forever. An instant classic and an unparalleled box office success, the rousing "space opera" was equal parts fairy tale, western, 1930s serial and visual effects extravaganza, with roots in mythologies from cultures around the world. From the mind of visionary writer/director George Lucas, the epic space fantasy introduced the mystical Force into the cultural vocabulary, as well as iconic characters such as evil Darth Vader, idealistic Luke Skywalker, feisty Princess Leia, lovable scoundrel Han Solo and wise Obi-Wan Kenobi. Since its 1977 debut, Star Wars has continued to grow, its lush narrative expanding from modest beginnings into an epic, nine-film saga chronicling the fall and redemption of The Chosen One, Anakin Skywalker.

About Lucasfilm Ltd.

Lucasfilm Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production. In addition to its motion-picture and television production, the company's activities include visual effects and audio post-production, cutting-edge digital animation, interactive entertainment software, and the management of the global merchandising activities for its entertainment properties including the legendary STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES franchises. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in northern California.

Lucasfilm, the Lucasfilm logo, STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates.© & TM 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd.  All rights reserved.

About the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

Founded by philanthropist and filmmaker George Lucas and his wife, Mellody Hobson, co-CEO and president of Ariel Investments, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will inspire current and future generations through the universal art of visual storytelling. The museum will present permanent collection and rotating exhibitions for diverse public audiences which will feature illustrations, paintings, comic art, photography, and an in-depth exploration of the arts of filmmaking (including storyboards, costumes, animation, visual effects, and more). Extensive education programming designed for all ages will explore innovative ways for visitors to engage with narrative art. Designed by renowned architect Ma Yansong and under construction in Los Angeles’ Exposition Park, the museum will feature new public green space, state-of-the-art cinematic theaters, numerous spaces for onsite education, restaurants, retail, and event spaces. lucasmuseum.org

Media Enquiries

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