Art Plural Gallery

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Art Plural Gallery
Established May 2011
Location 38 Armenian Street, Singapore
Type art gallery
Director Frédéric de Senarclens
Website http://www.artpluralgallery.com

Art Plural Gallery is an art gallery in Singapore. It shows modern and contemporary art and design.

History[edit]

The gallery was founded in 2011 by a Swiss art dealer, Frédéric de Senarclens. It occupies 1,100 square metres (12,000 sq ft) in a historic Art Deco building on Armenian Street, in the cultural district of Singapore.[1][2][3] Artists who have exhibited at the gallery include Pablo Reinoso, Ian Davenport, Bernar Venet, Shirin Neshat, Fabienne Verdier, Thukral and Tagra and Qiu Jie.

The gallery has been called one of the ten best contemporary art galleries in Singapore[3] and in 2013 was named as one of the world's best new galleries.[4]

By 2013 35% of the galleries clients were from Singapore, while many of De Senarclens' overseas clients visit the gallery while passing through the city-state. 25% of sales are made online.[2]

Notable exhibitions[edit]

Art Plural Gallery opened on 3 June 2011 with "Avant Première", which included works by Marc Quinn, Fernando Botero, Fabienne Verdier, Bernar Venet and Shirin Neshat.[1]

2011[edit]

  • Regards Croisés: A Selection of Asian Contemporary Art

2012[edit]

  • Ian Davenport: Between the Lines[5]
  • Pablo Reinoso: A Solo Exhibition[6]
  • Emerging Artists Programme - Siddhartha Tawadey: Sans Souci[7]
  • Inside the Chelsea Hotel by Julia Calfee[8]
  • Bernar Venet: A Solo Exhibition[9]
  • Shirin Neshat: Games of Desire[10]

2013[edit]

  • Fabienne Verdier: A Solo Exhibition[11][12]
  • Thukral & Tagra: Windows of Opportunity[13][14]
  • Pablo Reinoso: Living Sculptures - Le French May[15]
  • Chun Kwang Young - Assemblage[16]
  • Lochan Upadhyay: Airs and Graces
  • Qiu Jie - Solo Exhibition (13 September – 26 October)[17]
  • Tian Taiquan[18]
  • Nan Qi: Sex, Authority, Money [19]
  • Fu Lei & Dane Patterson Joint Exhibition: Excess (18 November - 27 December 2013) [20]

2014[edit]

  • Flux - Collective Exhibition [21]
  • Sherman Ong - Spurious Stories from the Land and Water (24 April - 31 May) [22]
  • Agathe de Balliencourt - Water, Colour, Recordings (29 August - 3 October) [23]
  • Dane Patterson - Hypothetical Arrangements [24]

Emerging Artists programme[edit]

In early 2012 the gallery started its Emerging Artists programme to promote the work of promising artists at an early stage of their career. The programme offers the selected artist his first solo show in the unique space of the gallery. Siddhartha Tawadey was the first artist to exhibit under this programme.[7]

Publications[edit]

Catalogues published by the gallery include:

  • Regards Croisés: A Selection of Asian Contemporary Art - text by Olivia Ludlow, 2011
  • Pablo Reinoso: Scribbling Power - text by Olivia Ludlow, interview by Henri-François Debailleux, 2012
  • Tom Carr: Visualization of Thinking - text by Joséphine Matamoros, 2012
  • Ian Davenport: Between the Lines - text by Michael Stanley, 2012
  • Bernar Venet - text by Barbara Rose, 2012
  • Fabienne Verdier - introduction by Michael Peppiatt, 2013
  • Chun Kwang Young - essay by Caroline Ward, 2013
  • Qiu Jie - introduction by Caroline Ward, 2013
  • Nan Qi - Introduction by Mr. Kwok Kian Chow, Foreword by Mr Chong Huai Seng, 2013
  • Art Plural: Voices of Contemporary Art, January 2014,[25] published during Art Stage Singapore, introduced by art historian and author Michael Peppiatt.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jane A. Peterson (9 June 2011). Singapore Adds to Its Art Scene. The Wall Street Journal: Scene Asia. Accessed October 2013.
  2. ^ a b Jane A. Peterson (4 October 2013). Swiss art dealer on taking a gamble and moving to Singapore. Financial Times (London). Accessed 13 November 2013.
  3. ^ a b Ellen Von Wiegand. ([n.d.]) Art in the Lion City: The Ten Best Contemporary Art Galleries in Singapore. Theculturetrip.com. Accessed October 2013.
  4. ^ Culture Stop: World's Best New Galleries and Museums. ArtInfo, 8 July 2013. Accessed October 2013.
  5. ^ Geraldine Lee (28 May 2012). Line and Colour: The Language of Ian Davenport. Artitute.com. Accessed October 2013.[unreliable source?]
  6. ^ Jessica Miller (4 January 2012). Between Art and Design: Pablo Reinoso's Inaugural South Asian Exhibition in Singapore. Centurion Magazine. Accessed October 2013.
  7. ^ a b [s.n.] (12 September 2012). Indian Photographer Siddhartha Tawadey Inaugurates Art Plural Gallery’s Emerging Artist Programme. Art Radar Asia. Accessed October 2013.
  8. ^ Exhibition of photographs documenting life at the Chelsea Hotel on view at Art Plural Gallery. Artdaily.org. Accessed October 2013.
  9. ^ Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop (28 September 2012). 24 Questions For French Conceptual Artist Bernar Venet. ArtInfo. Archived 30 September 2013.
  10. ^ Games of Desire to be exhibited at Art Plural Gallery. Singapore Business Review. Accessed October 2013.
  11. ^ Kristiano Ang (8 February 2013). Chinese Technique, Applied to a Western Canvas] The Wall Street Journal: Scene Asia. Accessed October 2013.
  12. ^ Helmi Yusof (8 February 2013). French Woman's Chinese Oeuvre. The Business Times [Singapore]. Accessed October 2013.
  13. ^ [s.n.] (4 February 2013). Windows of Opportunity. Artinasia.com. Accessed October 2013.
  14. ^ Deepika Shetty (25 March 2013). Thukral & Tagra's Window to the Migrant World. The Straits Times. Accessed October 2013.
  15. ^ Pablo Reinoso: Living Sculptures in Macau. Le French May. Accessed October 2013.
  16. ^ Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop (5 June 2013). Chun Kwang Young on Changing Direction Ever So Slowly. ArtInfo. Accessed October 2013.
  17. ^ Deepika Shetty (17 September 2013). A Cat and Mao Game for Art. Straits Times. Accessed October 2013.
  18. ^ Conversation: Tian Taiquan. Ocula.com. Accessed October 2013.
  19. ^ Deepika Shetty (16 October 2013). Shows Opening the Singapore Biennale Week. The Straits Times Communities. Accessed October 2013.
  20. ^ Dane Patterson et Fu Lei - Excess: 18/11/2013 - 27/12/2013. Art Actuel. Accessed October 2013.[unreliable source?]
  21. ^ "Discovering Singapore’s Art Canvas In 2014". Forbes Travel Guide. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  22. ^ Tan, Norman. "Power of 9 Interview with Sherman Ong: Lyrical Landscapes". Billionare.com. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  23. ^ "Around Town". Business Times. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  24. ^ "Dane Patterson: Hypothetical Arrangements". XinMSN. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  25. ^ "Art Plural: Voices of Contemporary Art". Artnet. Retrieved 17 September 2014.