SINGAPORE, Nov. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire=KYODO JBN/ --
Singapore Art Museum( http://www.singaporeartmuseum.sg/ ) announces the return
of the Singapore Biennale (SB2022)( https://www.singaporebiennale.org/media )
for its seventh edition from 18 October 2022 to 19 March 2023. Helmed by four
Co-Artistic Directors from around the world, the team comprises Binna Choi from
South Korea/the Netherlands, Nida Ghouse from India, living in Germany, June
Yap from Singapore and Ala Younis from Jordan. These individuals have a strong
profile of engaging multi-disciplinary, participatory practices, activating
different sites and archives, and drawing relations between the historical and
The Co-Artistic Directors will reflect upon and revisit curatorial approaches
and collaborative forms of cultural production, generating renewed perspectives
and engaging emerging vocabularies that are of interest to the region.
Binna Choi is the director at Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons,
Utrecht. She employs art and art institutional practice as a way to imagine
another world in tandem with social movement, having conceived and developed
several long-term, interdisciplinary and collaborative artistic research
Nida Ghouse is a writer and curator whose projects span mediums and
disciplines, experimenting with ways of engaging artistic practices, in
relation to activating materials and sites. Her collaborative approach brought
about projects that take shape in a variety of forms, building upon one another
and developed over a long period of time.
June Yap is Director of Curatorial & Collections at SAM. With a deep knowledge
of Southeast Asian contemporary art practices and discourse, Yap has been
involved in major projects in the regional and international art circuit,
presenting perspectives of the region relating to global discourses.
Ala Younis works deeply with archives, different materials and forms to address
contemporary situations through the lens of historical phenomena. As an artist
and curator, her work explores the impact and influence of representations on
society and individuals across times and geographies.
Committed to the functions and potentials of contemporary art in and after
pandemic time, the Co-Artistic Directors posit the Biennale as a presence
through which art, and that which is considered other to art, may be deeply
connected to life. Coming from distinctive practices and cultures, the team
endeavours to engender forms of curatorial and artistic collectivity.
The Co-Artistic Directors share, "While the Southeast Asia region remains the
Singapore Biennale's immediate context, this edition will journey through
unfamiliar terrains and beyond geography itself. In an attempt to apprehend and
grapple with questions pressing for humanity, the Biennale will conceive ways
in which to relate to a public without relying on spectacle. Turning away from
the conventional preoccupation with the visual, it will dwell instead on
interiority, gather around other senses and sensibilities. Artists, curators,
researchers and publics will be invited to imagine the possibilities of a
biennale, of art and life, and of being."
The Singapore Biennale is a platform for international contemporary art
organised by SAM and commissioned by the National Arts Council, Singapore(
https://www.nac.gov.sg/ ). Further details will be revealed in 2022.
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Source: Singapore Art Museum (SAM)