(October 2013) Pearl Lam Galleries will open its third space in Asia in Singapore’s Gillman Barracks on January 17th of 2014. Complementing the critically acclaimed programs of the existing Shanghai and Hong Kong spaces, the Singapore gallery has been strategically chosen to strengthen the core mission of the Galleries: to engage in cultural exchange and provide a platform for rising and established talents from the West and East to meet, interact and engage.
This strategic location is also in line with the city-state’s aspiration to be the cultural hub of the region. Due to its geographical location, the Gallery will also have a special focus on Southeast Asian Art.
The space, housed within a heritage building at the Gillman Barracks Art Centre in Singapore provides an ideal location for the Gallery: “Presenting contemporary art in a historical setting is in keeping with our locations in Shanghai and Hong Kong. We like the idea of the gallery being in a heritage space and bringing in the new and cutting edge. The location and building symbolizes what we believe in – being rooted in the past, respecting local cultures whilst looking to the future,” said the Galleries’ founder, Pearl Lam.
Ruoh Ling Keong, Director of Pearl Lam Galleries Singapore added: “I am thrilled to be part of a very dynamic team and look forward to building a dialogue and exchange between different cultures whilst respecting the Galleries’ Asian roots. To have the gallery in Singapore which is at the heart of Southeast Asia both geographically and symbolically anchors the Galleries in the region and without a doubt demonstrates our commitment to the scene.”
The opening exhibition ’Where does it all begin? Contemporary Abstract Art in Asia and the West’ provides a unique opportunity to see major artists from the US and China, Europe and Indonesia, side by side, all exploring and revealing the power of abstract art today.
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