The Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery is National Gallery Singapore’s modern art wing, spanning a total floor area of approximately 20,000 square feet on the third floor.
The gallery was named in acknowledgement of a $20 million contribution made by Singtel to National Gallery Singapore at its founding. It presents two major shows every year of international and Southeast Asian art, and the gallery calendar is rich with events to celebrate their launches.
This exhibition reveals the story behind the creation of the National Collection in the 1960s and how it continues to evolve today by highlighting the significant acquisitions and donations made in recent years.
This exhibition invites you to experience the beauty and versatility of Vietnamese lacquer painting through the work of two artists—one modern and one contemporary—who have each contributed strongly to the development of this unique art form.
Organised in association with Tate Britain, Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery’s second international exhibition explored the different ways in which the British Empire has been represented and contested through art.