A Sanctuary for Contemplation
Amidst the hustle and bustle of Ubi Techpark lies a sanctuary for contemplation known as Art Retreat.
Founded by Indonesian collector Kwee Swie Teng in 2003, Art Retreat is Singapore's first private museum with a collection of modern Asian and European art. It is dedicated to the appreciation and collecting of art through exhibition, education and research.The non-profit Museum comprises two spaces - the main gallery features temporary and traveling exhibitions while the Wu Guanzhong Gallery presents an ongoing show of the acclaimed master. The Wu Guanzhong Gallery is the only place in the world where you can view so many of Wu's exquisite works such as Two Swallows, Chinese Cypress and Old Residence of Qiu Jin in one hall.
Besides presenting quality exhibitions, Art Retreat publishes catalogues and art books to document the lives and works of the artists featured. Art Retreat also offers guided tours to organized groups of students and other bodies.
significance. It is Wu's art that has inspired in Mr Kwee a keen interest in serious collecting and in developing a deeper understanding in art.