NEWSText: Aya Shomura


The Singapore Biennale, the country’s pre-eminent platform for international dialogue in contemporary art, will return for its 5th edition October 27th, 2016 to February 26th, 2017. Its title is “An Atlas of Mirrors”, this time.

Established in 2006, it presents and reflects the vigor of artistic practices there in Singapore, the region and internationally. Through productive collaborations and deep engagement with artists, arts organizations and businesses, the Biennale enhances Singapore’s reputation as a creative center that embraces the visual arts.

For centuries, atlases and mirrors have been instrumental in humankind’s exploration of the world as we navigate and map our journeys into the unknown. While the atlas helps to chart paths of discovery, the mirror offers reflections and perspectives which can be, at times, skewed and distorted. Titled “An Atlas of Mirrors”, it explores shared histories and current realities within and beyond the region, especially with East and South Asia. It will draw on diverse artistic viewpoints that trace the migratory and intertwining relationships within the region.

Singapore Biennale 2016
Date: October 27th, 2016 – February 26th, 2017
Place: Singapore Art Museum and more
Address: 71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555
Tel: +65 65899 580
Commissioned by the National Arts Council

Text: Aya Shomura

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