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Singapore Art Week

VARIOUS LOCATIONS, Singapore

Installation view of Rirkrit Tiravanija’s untitled 2018 (the infinite dimensions of smallness), National Gallery Singapore, 2018.
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Kathleen Ditzig

Developed by the Singapore government in 2013 in an attempt to create hype around the fair Art Stage Singapore, Singapore Art Week (SAW) is a loose collection of events organized by museums, art spaces, and cultural producers. This year’s edition featured a series of festivals that turned the Civic District’s... continue reading
Map Office, Desert Islands, 2009/2016.
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Qinyi Lim

Under the artistic direction of Susie Lingham, Director of the Singapore Art Museum, and nine other curators, the fifth edition of the Singapore Biennale, “An Atlas of Mirrors,” showcases sixty artists and three artist collectives from nineteen countries and territories around South, East, and Southeast Asia. Spanning eight venues in close... continue reading
(Left) Rina Banerjee, She drew a premature prick, in a fluster of transgressions, abject by birth she new not what else to do with this untouchable reach, unknowable body as she was an ancient savage towed into his modern present, 2011.  (Right) Rina Banerjee, Under the wandering reach these are the parts of the world wind water lava light live, 2014.
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Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh

In Rina Banerjee’s exhibition “Migration’s Breath,” the Indian-born, New York-based artist’s sculptures are like mystical creatures borne out of an enticing mixture of natural and commercial detritus—plastic, cowry shells, brightly colored ribbons, light bulbs, doll parts, feathers, rope. Her works on paper create contexts for the gods, monsters, and mortals... continue reading
View of Heman Chong’s “Of Indeterminate Time Or Occurrence,” FOST Gallery, Singapore, 2014.
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Michael Lee

With his latest deliberation on narrative, text, and the future, Heman Chong offers a handsome presentation of paintings, text pieces, and a found book in his new solo exhibition “Of Indeterminate Time Or Occurrence” at Singapore’s FOST Gallery. Greeting you on one wall is a series of small paintings—organized in... continue reading
2011 Singapore Biennale

MARINA BAY, Singapore

2011 Singapore Biennale
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Pauline J. Yao

The 2011 Singapore Biennale, under the artistic direction of Matthew Ngui and curators Russell Storer and Trevor Smith, gathers sixty-three artists from thirty countries in four different venue locations: the Old Kallang Airport, the National Museum of Singapore, the Singapore Art Museum, and Marina Bay. It is one of the more agreeable Asian biennial experiences I have had in a while, perhaps a result of its well-paced and smooth organization, with artworks clearly... continue reading

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