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The Goddess Exhibition Celebrates Female Powerhouses of Film at ArtScience Museum

ArtScience Museum is rolling out the red carpet for Goddess: Brave. Bold. Beautiful.

The dazzling new exhibition is set to make its Asian premiere on April 6. Get ready to embark on a visual journey through 120 years of moving image history that showcases glamorous screen legends from classic Hollywood to modern-day Asia. While often revered as bombshells, starlets, and screen sirens, the actresses featured in the exhibition are far more than that—they are dynamic powerhouses who have dismantled stereotypes and influenced ideas of femininity within society and culture.

From Michelle Yeoh performing her own martial arts stunts to Anna Tsuchiya subverting the enduring stereotypes of Japanese cinema, and Laverne Cox championing the rights of marginalised communities, Goddess celebrates how these icons have challenged narratives, defied expectations, and broken boundaries both on and off-screen. Originally produced by ACMI, Australia’s National Museum of Screen Culture in Melbourne, this new iteration created in collaboration with ArtScience Museum places the spotlight on Asian film luminaries, such as Maggie Cheung, Anna May Wong, and Gong Li, showing how they have redefined our contemporary vision of a screen goddess.

Joining this line-up are beloved local actress Fann Wong and Singapore’s celebrated fashion and celebrity photographer Russel Wong – both of whom attended the opening preview of Goddess yesterday. Unfolding across eight zones, the exhibition tells the captivating, powerful, and lesser-known stories of women in film. Through behind-the-scenes photographs, archival material, projections, and stunning original costumes worn by the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Zendaya, Michelle Yeoh, and Zhang Ziyi, visitors are invited to rediscover the complex characters, collective strength, and endless creativity of pioneering and contemporary stars who have redefined our vision of what a Goddess is.

"Goddess is an exhibition that invites visitors of all ages, genders, and backgrounds to feel bold, brave, and beautiful. Continuing ArtScience Museum's Year of Extraordinary Women, the show celebrates captivating film luminaries from around the world who have shattered the glass ceiling and forged their own paths in the face of societal expectations. We have brought Singapore stories into the exhibition, including film icons of the golden age of Malay cinema, and Singapore sensations Marrie Lee and Fann Wong. We have deepened the focus on Asia, highlighting the pioneering work of Chinese opera legend, Yam Kim-fai, and featuring showcases of Chinese film icons, Lisa Lu and Gong Li, and contemporary screen sirens Joan Chen and Tang Wei. We invite our audience to take a peek behind the curtain and visit a realm where the legends, the trailblazers, and the avant-garde converge," said Honor Harger, Vice-President of ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands.

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