SINGAPORE: Singapore Biennale Celebrates Contemporary Southeast Asian Art
By Babette Radclyffe-Thomas

The fourth edition of the Singapore Biennale, the country’s leading art platform for contemporary art, is currently open at the Singapore Art Museum.

Dec 06, 2013
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The fourth edition of the Singapore Biennale, the country’s leading art platform for contemporary art, is currently open at the Singapore Art Museum. Titled If The World Changed, the eclectic selection of artists showcasing their work were asked to explore the world we live in today and of the future. Work by 82 artists and artist collectives from 13 different countries are on show and this year marks Southeast Asia’s largest representation ever with 93% of works hailing from the region. Dr. Susie Lingham, Director of Singapore Art Museum said: “We hope that through the artists and works presented, visitors will come away with a sense of the deep connectedness within the region, as well as an appreciation of the cultural and artistic diversity in contemporary Southeast Asia.” The exhibition runs through 16 February 2014, and is accompanied by a series of though-provoking lectures and immersive workshops. –Babette Radclyffe-Thomas

Nasirun, Between Worlds, 2013. Installation with leather puppets in glass bottles. Dimensions variable, Collection of the Artist, Singapore Biennale 2013 commission

Hazel Lim, A Botanical and Wildlife Survey – Singapore, 2013, Porcelain plates with drawings, Dimensions variable, Collection of the Artist, Singapore Biennale 2013 commission

Anggun Priambodo, Toko Keperluan, 2010, 2013, Installation with wooden shop, consumer items, video and performance, Dimensions variable, Collection of the Artist, Singapore Biennale 2013 commission

Marisa Darasavath, Untitled, 2013, Oil on canvas, Dimensions variable, Collection of the Artist, Singapore Biennale 2013 commission

Poodien, Long Live Food, 2012, Digital print, 273 x 682 cm, Collection of the Artist

Nguyen Oanh Phi Phi, Specula, 2009, Installation of Vietnamese lacquer on epoxy and fibreglass composite with iron frame, Dimensions variable, Collection of the Artist

Svay Sareth, Toy (Churning of the Sea of Milk), 2013, Cotton, wood, iron, 15 x 5 x 1 m, Collection of the Artist, Singapore Biennale 2013 commission

 

Singapore Biennale

Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555

Exhibition runs through 16 February 2014

Images courtesy of Singapore Art Museum 


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