Sundaram Tagore Gallery has been representing established and emerging artists from around the world for twenty years. The gallery specializes in work that is aesthetically and intellectually rigorous, infused with humanism and art historically significant. Its artists produce museum-quality paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations with a strong emphasis on materiality. The gallery also has a robust photography program that includes some of the world’s most noted photographers. Its artists and photographers are well represented in renowned museums across the globe.
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Sundaram Tagore opened his first gallery in 2000 in New York city, with a mission to show that some of the best and most meaningful art was being created by artists deeply engaged in cross-cultural explorations. He sought to challenge the prevailing narrative in New York at that time that Western men were making the most collectible art. He assembled a global roster of artists who crossed cultural and national boundaries, synthesizing Western visual language with forms, techniques and philosophies from Asia, the Subcontinent and the Middle East. His global and inclusive outlook prompted him to open his gallery in Gillman Barracks in 2012. The gallery continues to champion artists, particularly women and those from underrepresented cultures, whose work exemplifies our interconnectedness.
Sundaram Tagore, an Indian-born Oxford educated art historian, gallerist and filmmaker, opened Sundaram Tagore Gallery in 2000 in New York City. His mission was to exhibit art by artists deeply engaged in cross-cultural explorations. He sought to challenge the prevailing narrative in New York at that time that Western men were making the most collectible art. It was a revolutionary concept.
Tagore assembled a global roster of artists who crossed cultural and national boundaries, synthesizing Western visual language with forms, techniques and philosophies from Asia, the Subcontinent and the Middle East. He showed this work alongside important work by overlooked women artists from the New York School. His global and inclusive outlook prompted him to open locations in Hong Kong in 2008 and in Singapore in 2012. He is slated to open an exhibition space at Cromwell Place in London in 2020.
In 2015, the gallery began a program of partnering with museums and cultural organizations to mount exhibitions that further its mission of intercultural dialogue. Projects include Frontiers Reimagined, an exhibition of global art, produced with the Museo Palazzo Grimani in Venice and the Italian Ministry of Culture for the Venice Biennale; the photography exhibition The World We Live In at the Ayala Museum in Manila; Sebastiao Salgado: The World Through His Eyes at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre; and Jane Lee: Red States, an exhibition of work by the noted Singapore artist, at the Hong Kong Arts Centre.
We represent a culturally diverse group of well-established artists whose paintings, sculpture, photographs and installations are included in major museum collections worldwide. All of our artists share a global perspective—most live and work between cultures, which gives their art a dynamism and duality, with elements from both their countries of origin and the world outside. The diversity of content, techniques and mediums—including dry pigment, crushed minerals, steel, paper and lacquer—is a testament to the gallery’s cross-cultural mission.
Anila Quayyum Agha
Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan
Chun Kwang Young