2024 Exhibitions and Programmes Line-Up

2024 marks the Year of Extraordinary Women at ArtScience Museum. 


We are proud to present three major shows that examine, celebrate, and uncover the stories of women whose lives have influenced society throughout the decades. The exhibitions range from focusing on inspiring artists and screen legends to strong female characters seen in the epic movies of one of the most beloved animation studios in the world. Accompanying the exhibitions are women-focused programmes throughout the year, starting with a season of screenings of work by influential Chinese artist Cao Fei at ArtScience Cinema in January.

Technotopias: A Cao Fei Multiverse

19 – 28 Jan

In tandem with New Eden: Science Fiction Mythologies Transformed and inaugurating the Year of Extraordinary Women, ArtScience Cinema brings into focus the profound artistry of Chinese contemporary artist Cao Fei, whose visionary work often examines technology’s effects on humanity. From Asia One to La Town and her latest sci-fi epic Nova, Cao Fei’s artistic practice is an invitation to delight in the everyday while offering alternative visions of the future

Image credits: Film still from Asia One by Cao Fei, 2018, courtesy of the artist 

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Apr – Aug

From the renegade women of silent cinema to the actors challenging representation today, Goddess celebrates the collective power and glamour of women in film. This exhibition charts the evolution of women’s representation on screen and reframes the stars and significant stories we think we know.


Image credits: L-R: Laverne Cox, © Joshua Kissi, Courtesy Atrbute. © 2007 SAKURAN Film Committee © Moyoco Anno/Kodansha. Winnie Harlow, Courtesy Albert Sanchez and Pedro Zalba.


Frida Kahlo: The Life of an Icon

May – Sep

Frida Kahlo: The Life of an Icon is an immersive biographical exhibition about one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. A woman of strength, rebellion and talent, the exhibition explores the incredible life of the renowned artist, her legacy and the artworks that continues to captivate, surprise, and inspire.

This exhibition is produced by Layers of Reality and Frida Kahlo Corporation. 

Image credits: Frida Kahlo: The Life of an Icon

The World of Studio Ghibli

Oct 2024 – Feb 2025

Celebrating some of Studio Ghibli’s most iconic films, including My Neighbor TotoroPrincess Mononoke and Spirited Away, this immersive exhibition invites visitors to become part of the stories of some of the most beloved animation films of all time.


Image credits:
My Neighbor Totoro© 1988 Studio Ghibli
Princess Mononoke© 1997 Studio Ghibli - ND
Spirited Away© 2001 Studio Ghibli - NDDTM

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