Sundaram Tagore Gallery Singapore

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Timings : Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Time Required : 1 hour

Entry Fee : No Entry Fee

Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Singapore Overview

The Sundaram Tagore Gallery is a modernist contemporary art gallery located in the Gillman Barracks near Labrador Park. Founded in 2000 in New York, the gallery looks to explore the contrast and interactions between different cultures of the world with its interactive, post-modern exhibitions. The gallery in the Lion City specializes in Southeast Asian artists and their heritage. This venue is frequented by Singapore’s elite connoisseurs of art, history buffs, students, and curious tourists alike.

Curated by the world-famous Sundaram Tagore – art historian and filmmaker extraordinaire who is descendant of Nobel Prize-winning poet Rabindranath Tagore, this gallery looks into the East-West dynamics of today’s world and its many ramifications. The colonial architecture of the Barracks engages the visitors vividly, allowing them to fully appreciate the depth and meaning behind the pieces on display. With worldwide collaborations and cultural exchanges, the gallery hopes to provide a space to transcend boundaries and freely discuss ideas. With past exhibitions featuring artists like Poklong Anading, Nona Garcia, MM Yu, Golnaz Fathi, and Sohan Qadri, and a current exhibition titled ‘Migrations’ by American/British photographer Karen Knorr, Sundaram Tagore Gallery offers a lasting, powerful message to visitors, and puts Singapore on the worldwide art map.

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Best Time to Visit Sundaram Tagore Gallery

The best time to visit the Gallery is during the annual Art Day Out anniversary celebrations. It is usually held during March and has many special exhibitions, activities and open houses. Visitors can also look up ahead of time and visit the Gallery when it hosts its very popular Art Fairs, Pop Shows, Artist and Panel Talks.

How to Reach Sundaram Tagore Gallery

The Gallery is a 20-minute walk from the Labrador Park MRT Station. It is not close to the city centre and visitors can reach it via local trains and buses. There is a taxi station at the entrance and the taxi fare from the Central Business Area to the Gallery would be around SGD 10 - SGD 15.

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