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.