If the World Changed – Singapore Biennale 2013


The Singapore Biennale was established in 2006 as the country’s pre-eminent platform for international dialogue in contemporary art.The fourth edition of the Singapore Biennale (SB2013) will feature works by 82 artists and artist collectives from the region and beyond. Open to the public from 26 October 2013 to 16 February 2014, this instalment of the Biennale will feature a distinct Southeast Asian identity with a curatorial team of 27 combining their expertise and harnessing the energy of the Southeast Asian region to shape the premier contemporary art exhibition.Titled If the World Changed, this year’s Biennale will present contemporary art’s propositions for our changing worlds, looking at how artists and audiences respond to their lived experiences and exploring the type of worlds they want to live in. Joining the artists announced earlier in May are an additional 30 artists from the region whose works resonate with this year’s title.Vernissage24 & 25 October 2013VenuesBras Basah.Bugis PrecinctSingapore Art Museum
SAM at 8Q
National Museum of Singapore
The Peranakan Museum
National Library Building
Fort Canning Park
Waterloo CentreOur Museum @ Taman Jurong

Open:Saturday, 26 October 2013
Close:Sunday, 16 February 2014
Web:Singapore Biennale
Opening hour:Mon – Sun, 10am-7pm
Admission:Adult $ 10; Student*(Non-Citizen/Permanent Resident) $ 5; Senior citizen* aged 60 and above (Non-Citizen/Permanent Resident) $ 5; 20% off adult admission for 20 or more people.
Photo credits:1. Guo Yixiu, Paranoia (detail), 2013, site-specific, ready-made installation with raffia string, 300 x 600 x 150 cm, artist collection. Singapore Biennale 2013 commission. Image Courtesy of The Artist; 2. Ken + Julia Yonetani, Crystal Palace: The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nuclear Nations, 2012–2013, metal, UV lights, uranium glass, 31 pieces, various dimensions, Crystal Palace: (Armenia), 2012, Paulsen Collection, Sydney, Crystal Palace: (Pakistan), 2012 and (Germany), 2012, The Gene & Brian Sherman Collection, Crystal Palace: (Japan), 2012, Collection of Belinda Piggott & David Ojerholm, all other pieces artist’s collection. Image Courtesy of The Artist; 3. Boo Junfeng, Happy and Free, 2013, video installation, duration 4:00 mins, artist collection. Singapore Biennale 2013 commission. Image Courtesy of Wilfred Weegee


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