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2015.01.24 Sat, by
Budi Tek Plans to Bring Picasso and Rain Room to Shanghai

At Art Stage Singapore’s first panel discussion, Budi Tek announced a number of blockbuster shows for his Yuz Museum in Shanghai, including for 2015 Random International’s “Rain Room” (2012), a massively popular hit with visitors to the Barbican and MoMA in 2012–2013.

In addition two major modernist shows are planned, starting with an Alberto Giacometti show in conjunction with the Giacometti Foundation, Paris, for March 2016. The announcement that won gasps from the audience, however, was a Picasso show in conjunction with Museé de Picasso, Paris, for September 2017. The exhibition will be curated jointly by the museum and a Chinese curator, most likely Professor Wu Hung (who had also curated the inaugural exhibition at Yuz, “Myth / History”). The exhibition will include a dialogue with works by Chinese artists.

Also planned are solo shows for the painter Liu Ye in February 2016 and for KAWS in collaboration with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, U.S.A. in 2017.

“Rain Room” will be presented in an expanded 150 sqm format and will travel to different cities, possibly including Singapore, before being permanently installed at a new resort to be built by Budi Tek on Bali. It will apparently be an “destination art park” on the model of Naoshima, Japan.

Budi Tek at Art Stage Singapore talks

Budi Tek at Art Stage Singapore talks

Random International,

Random International, “Rain Room”, 2012.