The Apotheca

When Tomé Pires set sail in his sojourn to the East 500 years ago, little did he know that he would not only leave his historical marks as a diplomat and apothecary. His cabinet of curiosities which is a space devoted for his exotic finds, hidden inside the carrack, has also invoked in us where an adventurous slant could lead one to in pursuit of new ground.

At Suma Orientalis, we have demarcated a space for the showcase of thought-provoking art pieces, which are contextually rich hinging upon extensive research, or site-specifically created by artists who adopt unconventional methods of delivery. We named it Apotheca which literally means a storehouse in Latin, with the anticipation for the chemistry sparked by the philosophical discourse happening here.

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