Singapore Biennale 2016 Opening Weekend at Gillman Barracks, 27 Oct 2016 — 30 Oct 2016

Singapore Biennale 2016 Opening Weekend at Gillman Barracks

Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road

On the occasion of the 5th Singapore Biennale, Gilman Barracks inaugurates the opening weekend of the fourth months exhibition with a special opening of shows and events in its galleries.

ArteFACT; Unearthing Relics of the Future by artist Francis Ng
27 Oct 2016 – 26 Feb 2017
Block 7, Gillman Barracks
ArteFACT is an installation that explores the concept and issues of space within the context of Singapore and the effects of urbanisation. Based on spaces in context, ArteFACT relates to personal and public spaces and how one conceives of space through installations, objects, navigations and memories.

Alex Seton – Pygmalion
Opening reception: 27 Oct, 7 – 9pm
27 Oct – 4 Dec 2016
5 Lock Road, #01-06, Gillman Barracks
Transformation and Autonomy are notions explored, through the medium of marble, by Australian artist Alex Seton in his Singapore debut exhibition The Pygmalion, which opens at Sullivan+Strumpf Singapore 27 Oct.

Flowers for X
Opening reception: 27 Oct, 7 – 9pm
27 Oct – 18 Dec 2016
Artist Talk: 29 Oct 2016, 11 am – 12 pm
Yavuz Gallery is proud to present leading Filipino artist Patricia Perez Eustaquio’s first solo exhibition in Yavuz Gallery – Flowers for X. Eustaquio employs the language of conquest and the hunt in her signature study of objects at their end of their lives, in a poetic meditation on consumerism and the mutability of taste and desire.

Zhuang Wubin : 小城故事 | Small-Town Stories
Opening reception: 27 Oct 2016, 9 pm
27 Oct – 1 Jan 2017
1 Lock Road, #01-01, Gillman Barracks
Yeo Workshop is honoured to showcase Zhuang Wubin’s Small-Town Stories. Zhuang utilises photography and other media in an ethnographical mode, to visualise the cultural narratives of obscured Chinese communities around Southeast Asia.

Heman Chong: Portals, Loopholes and other Transgressions
Opening 27 Oct 2016, 7-9 pm
28 Oct – 29 Dec 2016
1 Lock Road, #01-02, Gillman Barracks
Portals, Loopholes and Other Transgressions is Heman Chong’s second solo exhibition at FOST Gallery, and follows up on many of this conceptual and formal concerns found in his first show Of Indeterminate Time or Occurrence in 2014.

FOST 10th Anniversary Party
27 Oct, 9pm – 12am
FOST Gallery turns 10, and they’ll be celebrating with a fun and informal party at its premises at Block 1, its home since 2012.

M.C. Escher | Richard Hassell: Strange Creatures
Opening reception: 28 Oct 2016, 6-9 pm
29 Oct – 26 Nov 2016
Block 9, #03-21, Gillman Barracks
M.C. Escher’s original prints, printed by his own hand, will include some of his most famous works such as ‘Day and Night,’ ‘Concave and Convex,’ ‘Print Gallery,’ as well as smaller more affordable vignettes and ex libris works. An original M.C. Escher drawing and water-colour will also be on view.

FX Harsono: Undisclosed Identity
Opening 28 Oct, 6-9 pm
29 Oct – 19 Nov 2016
Block 37 #01-25, Gillman Barracks
“Undisclosed Identity”, presented by FX Harsono, offers monochrome photos of Indonesians of Chinese descent in light boxes on a table and attached to a wall. Harsono’s art piece seeks to challenge racist and discriminatory rules as a legacy of colonialism that remains in effect up to the present.

Incomplete Urbanism: Attempts of Critical Spatial Practice
29 Oct 2016 – 29 Jan 2017
Opening: 28 Oct, 7–10pm
Block Party: 28 Oct, 9-11pm, featuring DJ Ramesh at Red Baron
Incomplete Urbanism: Attempts of Critical Spatial Practice is an open-ended exhibition that serves as a laboratory of ideas, exploring the indeterminacy and changeability of urban living.

Conversations with Ute Meta Bauer, Founding Director, NTU CCA Singapore, and contributors to Incomplete Urbanism
26 Oct, 4–5.30pm
The Single Screen, Block 43
This conversation addresses how urbanity is engineered, claimed, sensed and sensitised; and looks into ways for imagining future habitats.

Incomplete City Walk: Smell Scape with Sissel Tolaas
28 Oct, 4–6pm
Various locations, meeting point at Block 43
During the Incomplete City Walk, we will explore an area in Singapore with artist and smell research Sissel Tolaas by using our 4th sense, The Smell.

The Library of Unread Books by Artist-in-Residence Heman Chong
Every Friday, 12pm–12am
Studio #01-07, Block 38 Malan Road
Opened every Friday from 12.00pm to 12.00am, Heman Chong’s The Library of Unread Books is a members-only reference library made up of donated books that are unread by their previous owners.

The Haze: An Inquiry
Ongoing Research Project, open during exhibition hours
The Lab, Block 43 Malan Road
This ongoing research is inspired by the exhibition Amar Kanwar: The Sovereign Forest and takes the haze situation in Southeast Asia as the main topic for investigation.

MIZUMA GALLERY and SUNDARAM TAGORE GALLERY will also stay open till 9pm on 27 Oct!

Paper Matters by at Present
27 Oct – 11 Nov 2016
Block 6, #02-09, Gillman Barracks
Paper Matters is the first exhibition organised by at Present and will look at paper as a medium, expression or the actual subject be it materially or metaphorically. Participating artists are from the Philippines and they include Annie Cabigting, Geraldine Javier, John Santos III, Pam Yan Santos and Ling Quisumbing.

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