Gajah Gallery Singapore proudly celebrates our momentous 25th Anniversary!
To commemorate this pivotal milestone, the Gallery has brought together 25 artists from across the region for a landmark group show – from internationally acclaimed names to rising regional talent, allowing audiences a comprehensive view of the diverse Southeast Asian art scene, and a picture of the Gallery’s journey throughout the last quarter-century.
From humble beginnings in Monk’s Hill in 1996, with our first exhibition for Bagyi Aung Soe – recognized as the ‘father’ of modern Burmese art – it is especially apt that the Centre Pompidou has recently opened a major retrospective for the artist, where the majority of the works in the show are on loan from Gajah Gallery’s collection: an encapsulation of the Gallery’s growth and success to the present day.
Similarly, with the Gallery’s aim to build up and support academic contributions dedicated to Southeast Asian art, especially towards Indonesian art history, we will be launching 3 major publications this year: Yunizar, with contributions from T.K. Sabapathy, Ahmad Mashadi, Aminudin Siregar and Katherine Bruhn; I GAK Murniasih, with writings by Wulan Dirigantoro, Astri Wright and Nicole Soriano; and Santiniketan, a project headed by Yin Ker. Against the backdrop of the revitalization of the Tanjong Pagar Distripark as an Arts District, we look forward to a promising year ahead.
We look forward to welcoming you to the gallery for this special commemorative exhibition. The exhibition runs from 30 April – 16 May 2021.