Venice - National Participation

Singapore 2017

Arsenale Sale d'Armi

13 May 201726 Nov 2017

Zai Kunig is the selected artist to represent Singapore at the 57th Venice Biennale.

The project “Dapunta Hyang: Transmission of knowledge” is the culmination of over 20 years of the artist’s work researchig on on Malay culture and history in Southeast Asia as part of a broader inquiry on identity. The main piece of the exhibition in a 17 meters long ship suspended all across the entire hall. This vessel is the biggest, the most complicated and largest one of a long series of works he has made during more than 20 years in his artistic practice.

  • Zai Kuning, Installation view Zai Kuning, Installation view

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Zai Kuning

Special Events

Destination: Venice
Where: Arsenale Sale d'Armi
Type: Opening
Admission: By Invitation Only

Official Pavilion Opening : Guest of Honour Grace Fu, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Singapore

Contacts & Details

National Art Council Singapore


Arsenale - Campo della Tana Venice, 30122 Italy