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Singapore Art Museum opening new space at Tanjong Pagar Distripark

The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) is expanding with the launch of a new space at Tanjong Pagar Distripark (TPD) by early 2022.

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The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) plans to open art spaces across Singapore, starting with the launch of a new attraction at Tanjong Pagar Distripark (TPD) by early 2022.

“SAM has welcomed art lovers and the art curious to our buildings for over 25 years,” said Eugene Tan, director of the Singapore Art Museum.

“Going beyond our four walls will enable SAM to evolve as an outward-looking art space that is open for new ideas, healthy debates and collaborative exchanges across communities.”

“Our ambition is to diffuse art across multiple spaces, including a new anchor space at Tanjong Pagar Distripark opening in 2022,” Tan added.

SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark

The Singapore museum is taking over an industrial warehouse space at Tanjong Pagar Distripark, which will be home to innovative and experimental art experiences, as well as new spaces for community interactions.

Expected to open in early 2022, the Singapore Art Museum at TPD will showcase technologically-driven exhibitions and contemporary art installations.

In addition, SAM will be presenting art at other spaces throughout this year, including an exhibition at the National Gallery Singapore, and the SAM Mini Mobile Museum at public libraries in Jurong, Tampines and Woodlands.

In addition, artwork commissions by Kray Chen and Sam Lo will be available at SAM hoardings along Bras Basah Road and Queen Street. These are currently closed for redevelopment and are expected to complete in 2026.

TPD museum opens in 2022

“We hope to make our museum spaces, collection, and programmes open and accessible to
everyone so that art can be enjoyed by all audiences and infused into everyday life,” said June Yap, director of curatorial, collections and programmes at SAM.

“Our initiatives will also encourage new forms of engagement and experimentation within and beyond the artistic community,” Yap added.

SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark is spread across two floors and includes an events space and F&B outlet. The first level will have more than 2,000 square metres of floor space with two galleries for large-scale installations and exhibitions.

Images: SAM

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