6 contemporary art galleries in Singapore you have to visit

Chin stroke your way through the city’s best contemporary art galleries

Parkview Museum's The Artist Voice exhibition

Anyone who claims there’s a shortage of art galleries in Singapore isn’t looking in the right places. Dive into the world of art at these contemporary galleries that house renowned paintings, sculptures and installations.

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Gajah Gallery
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Gajah Gallery

For Southeast Asian art

Here’s a gallery that throws the spotlight on contemporary art by established artists from Southeast Asia. The gallery also offers regular exhibition tours and dialogue sessions with its local and regional curators.

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Habourfront
Parkview Museum
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Parkview Museum

For Italian art

Fact: The Parkview Museum owns the largest collection of Italian art in Asia. Run by Parkview Group, the private gallery showcases an extensive catalogue of contemporary art from across Europe and Asia that date back to the 1930s. The museum often holds complimentary guided gallery tours to encourage better understanding of contemporary art.

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Rochor
Mizuma Gallery
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Mizuma Gallery

For Japanese art

Contemporary paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, prints… whatever it is, Mizuma Gallery has it all. Opened in 2012 by Sueo Mizuma, the gallery provides a space for emerging Japanese artists and Southeast Asian talents to showcase their works.

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Bukit Merah
STPI Creative Workshop and Gallery
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STPI Creative Workshop and Gallery

For print and paper works

Known for its artist collaboration programme, STPI has partnered with over 90 contemporary artists like Amanda Heng to allow them to experiment and debut never-before-seen print and paper pieces.

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Raffles Place
Opera Gallery Singapore
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Opera Gallery Singapore

For collector pieces

Tire yourself from all that window shopping at Ion? Then head over to Opera Gallery to feast your eyes on a wealth of sculptures and paintings by acclaimed modern artists including Manolo Valdés, André Brasilier and Fernando Botero. Currently on display are the works of French marvel Jean-Pierre Roc-Roussey, whose grand paintings of women and warriors are typically inspired by Baroque art.

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Orchard
Pearl Lam Galleries
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Pearl Lam Galleries

For Chinese abstract art

With galleries in Hong Kong and Shanghai, Pearl Lam Galleries has opened two others right here in Singapore – one in Dempsey and the other at Gillman Barracks. Focusing mainly on Chinese and Asian artists, the gallery sets itself as a platform for those who dare to push artistic boundaries. Presenting prominent figures in the Chinese abstract art scene such as Su Xiaobai and Zhu Jinshi, it also occasionally reps international names like David LaChapelle and Leonardo Drew.

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Bukit Merah

What's on?

Challenging Beauty: Insights into Italian Contemporary Art

Dive into the fascinating world of Italian contemporary art at The Parkview Museum's latest offering. Presenting artworks from the 60s to today, the exhibition showcases pieces from influential Italian artists – Aldo Mondino, Mario Schifano and Roberto Barni among others – and charts the development of artistic movements that sprouted on the scene. 

Parkview Museum , Rochor Until Saturday August 18 2018

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