Singapore Biennale Returns after 3-year Absence

Words by My Art Guides Editorial Team
October 5, 2016

Exploring shared histories and current realities within and beyond the region, Singapore Biennale 2016 will be a constellation of artistic perspectives that provide unexpected ways of seeing the world and ourselves.

Titled “An Atlas of Mirrors“, the international contemporary art exhibition will feature site-specific and never seen before contemporary artworks by more than 60 artists across Southeast Asia, and East and South Asia. Set to take place from Oct 28, 2016, to Feb 26, 2017, the international contemporary art exhibition is organised by the Singapore Art Museum for the second time and commissioned by the National Arts Council.

The Singapore Biennale was established in 2006 as the country’s pre-eminent platform for international dialogue in contemporary art. It places Singapore’s artists within a global context, and fosters productive collaborations with the international arts community. In this way, the Biennale provides new opportunities for local visual artists, arts organisations and businesses. It further cultivates deeper public engagement with contemporary visual arts through a fourmonth exhibition, and its accompanying public engagement and education programmes that include artist and curator talks and tours, as well as school visits and workshops. It complements achievements in other areas of arts and culture, collectively enhancing Singapore’s international profile as a vibrant city in which to live, work and play. The 2006 and 2008 editions of the Biennale were organised by the National Arts Council. As with the 2011 and 2013 editions, Singapore Biennale 2016 is organised by the Singapore Art Museum, and supported by the National Arts Council.

Check out Singapore Biennale artists and artwork here.

Opening weekend:
Thu- Sun 27-30 Oct, 2016
Singapore Art Museum, SAM at 8q, and other venues
10am – 7pm (10am – 9pm on Friday, 28)

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