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The Peak (Malaysia) - - Lifestyle • Expressions -

En­rique’s ex­is­tence in the his­tory of nav­i­ga­tion in the 16th cen­tury and to ques­tion the va­lid­ity of his­tory it­self… if it truly is writ­ten by the vic­tors, how truth­ful could it be?”

Apart from the main ex­hi­bi­tion, the Sin­ga­pore Bi­en­nale 2016 is also en­gag­ing with the wider vis­ual arts com­mu­nity in the state with con­cur­rent Af­fil­i­ate Projects that are or­gan­ised and de­vel­oped by other art in­sti­tu­tions in di­a­logue with the cu­ra­to­rial team, in­clud­ing ex­hi­bi­tions by DECK, the in­de­pen­dent art space de­voted to pho­tog­ra­phy, and the In­sti­tute of Con­tem­po­rary Arts Sin­ga­pore at LASALLE Col­lege of the Arts. Ho adds: “Con­tem­po­rary art is a poly­mor­phous field, en­com­pass­ing a broad ar­ray of medi­ums and con­cerns, and the works in the Sin­ga­pore Bi­en­nale 2016 re­flect the cut­ting-edge char­ac­ter of art from South-East Asia and be­yond. Visi­tors can ex­pect to en­counter in­stal­la­tion and video works, as well as more ephemeral medi­ums like sound art and per­for­mance.”

With so much to ex­plore this year, Ho urges ev­ery­one to pay a visit: “The works pre­sented this year are not only in­ter­est­ing in terms of their vari­able phys­i­cal forms, but they are also preg­nant with in­ter­est­ing nar­ra­tives and ques­tions. Ev­ery sin­gle work car­ries in­ter­est­ing sto­ries that may be able to ex­tend some sort of mean­ings for its view­ers.” The Sin­ga­pore Bi­en­nale 2016 will run un­til 26 Fe­bru­ary 2017 For more in­for­ma­tion, please visit, sin­ga­pore­bi­en­nale.org

an in­stal­la­tion cre­ated by Viet­namese artist Nguyen Huy An.

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