One of the Largest Gallery Spaces in Asia Opens in Singapore
December 27, 2022
Whitestone Gallery Singapore pre-opening 3D rendering
Whitestone Gallery Co., Ltd. (H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong), which offers a diversity of art disciplines and styles from Japanese post-war art to contemporary art, is expanding its international presence by opening in Singapore, China, and Korea in 2023. With the growing presence of Asian artists in the art market and the expectation of further market growth in the future, the company has decided to establish galleries in Asia’s three major art prominent countries.
The Singapore location will be one of the largest gallery complexes in Asia beginning with a soft opening in January before the grand opening in spring. Throughout this period, the gallery will house several exhibitions and events for art enthusiasts at the existing and new locations to make 2023 a year of breakthroughs.
About Whitestone Gallery Singapore
One of Asia's Largest Gallery Space with over 13,000 square feet
The gallery space is one of the largest in Asia with over 13,000 square feet showcasing works by a wide variety of artists from Whitestone Gallery featuring an intimate and lofty space that includes an event hall, office, and warehouse.
Established in a Area Centered in Art Culture
The Singapore gallery is located on the 5th floor of the Tanjong Pagar Distripark, a large warehouse that has been converted into an entertainment venue. The building houses the Singapore Art Museum (SAM), Singapore's first art museum established in 1996, and other galleries located in a sublime art neighborhood.
Masterpieces by Artists at the Pre-Opening
The very first exhibition, “WE LOVE SINGAPORE”, will showcase new works dedicated solely for this exhibition represented by Whitestone artists, including works by leading Japanese artists from the postwar period to present day. Parallel to the main collection, contemporary artist Etsu Egami who has won international attention will present her solo exhibition.
Renovated Interior Designed by Kengo Kuma for Grand Opening
At the grand opening in the spring of 2023, the interior will be redesigned by world-renowned architect Kengo Kuma.
Pre-Opening Special Event
Date: 6 January, 2023 18:00-20:00
*A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled at 19:00.
Date: 7 January, 2023 16:30-19:00
Special Talk: 17:00-18:00
Special Talk Speakers: Etsu Egami (Artist), Tan Siuli (Curator)
Venue：Whitestone Gallery Singapore
Address：39 Keppel Road, #05-03/06 Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Singapore 089065
About Kengo Kuma, Architect
Kengo Kuma was born in 1954. He established Kengo Kuma & Associates in 1990. He is currently a University Professor and Professor Emeritus at the University of Tokyo after teaching at Keio University and the University of Tokyo. KKAA projects are currently underway in more than 30 countries. Kengo Kuma proposes architecture that opens up new relationships between nature, technology, and human beings. His major publications include Ten Sen Men (“point, line, plane”, Iwanami Shoten), Hito no Sumika (“shelters for people”, Shincho Shinsho), Makeru Kenchiku (Architecture of Defeat, Iwanami Shoten), Shizen na Kenchiku (Natural Architecture, Iwanami Shinsho), Chii-sana Kenchiku (Small Architecture, Iwanami Shinsho) and many others.
About Tan Siuli (Curator)
Tan Siuli is an independent curator with over a decade of experience encompassing the research, presentation and commissioning of contemporary art from Southeast Asia. Formerly Head of Collections and Senior Curator at the Singapore Art Museum, her major exhibition projects include two editions of the Singapore Biennale (2013 and 2016), inter-institutional traveling exhibitions, as well as mentoring and commissioning platforms. She is part of the Judging Panel for the 2023 Sovereign Asian Art Prize, and her recent speaking engagements include presentations on Southeast Asian contemporary art at Frieze Academy London, Bloomberg’s Brilliant Ideas series and the World Cities Summit 2022.