Singapore’s ArtScience Museum to host Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life exhibition

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American iconic photographer Annie Leibowitz
American iconic photographer Annie Leibowitz

ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands will be hosting the works of Annie Leibovitz featuring close to 200 photographs. The critically acclaimed exhibition Annie Leibovitz A Photographer’s Life 1990-2005 opens on 18 April 2014 and will run until 19 October 2014.

Annie Leibovitz is one of America’s best-known living artists and most celebrated photographers. She began her career as a staff photographer with rock music magazine Rolling Stone in 1970. At Vanity Fair, and later at Vogue, she developed a large body of work —portraits of actors, directors, writers, musicians, athletes, politicians and business figures, as well as fashion photographs — that expanded her collective portrait of contemporary life.

Annie Leibovitz A Photographer’s Life 1990 – 2005 provides a unified narrative of Annie Leibovitz’s private life against the backdrop of her public image. At the heart of the exhibition is the personal memoir of Annie Leibovitz, documenting a particular timeframe within her life, including the loss of close relations, birth and childhood of her three daughters, family vacations, reunions, and close friends.

Portraits of well-known figures, including actors and artists such as Leonardo Di Caprio, Jamie Foxx, the pregnant Demi Moore, Scarlett Johansson, Nicole Kidman and Brad Pitt will be on display at the exhibition.

Other featured images of Annie Leibovitz A Photographer’s Life 1990-2005 include Leibovitz’s reportage from the siege of Sarajevo in the 1990s and the election of Hillary Clinton to the US Senate. The exhibition will also showcase a series of landscapes taken in Monument Valley in the American West and in the Jordanian desert’s Wadi Rum.

The exhibit was first shown in 2006 at the Brooklyn Museum in New York and has since appeared at the San Diego Museum of Art, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. It has also toured museums in Paris, London, Berlin, Madrid, Vienna, Stockholm, Sydney, Moscow and St. Petersburg. Singapore is one of only two cities in Asia, after an appearance in Seoul to host the exhibition.