The Singapore Biennale 2022 announced the opening to public from 16 October, with the inclusion of International Plaza, the Singapore Flyer and 22 Orchard Road to its line-up of venues.
Venue: Multiple Venues
Dates: Till 10 Mar 2022
Admission: Depends on venue
The Singapore Biennale 2022 will be taking place in 13 locations on and off the island starting on Sunday. The biennale, named Natasha, will also present 30 new and specially commissioned artworks.
The festival includes 3 new venues, including the Singapore Flyer, International Plaza and the former Midfilm House at 22 Orchard Road. Other venues include Sentosa Cove, St John’s Island, Lazarus Island, as well as everyday spaces like regional libraries and Yan Kit Playfield.
Anchored At Singapore Art Museum At Tanjong Pagar Distripark
The festival will be anchored at the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) at Tanjong Pagar Distripark (TPD) where the museum will be hosting 100+ artworks across its 3 floors.
Spanning various spaces on Levels 1, 3 and 5 of Tanjong Pagar Distripark, the homeground of SAM will play host to an exciting and diverse selection of works of artists from Singapore, Southeast Asia, the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas.
Artwork Off Singapore
Natasha will also take audiences past Singapore’s coastline to the Southern Islands. These islands provide a space for reflection, imagination, and projection while serving as a potent site for art, artists, and the public to gather in lived encounters. Audiences can look forward to six artistic projects that engage with our relationship to nature, social practices and myths.
Created by Singapore artist Zarina Muhammad, Moving Earth, Crossing Water, Eating Soil invites participants to lean in, listen and reorient their senses to unruly spaces on maps.
Over at Sentosa Cove, Maile Meyer and Drew Kahuʻāina Broderick’s KĪPUKA (for Natasha) is set within an altered shipping container and brings together offerings from an intergenerational group of collaborators and friends.
The multi-authored project Islandwide Coverage spans six diverse locations in Singapore, taking audiences from a well-loved icon of the Singapore skyline to regional libraries in the heartlands. By activating a variety of viewing experiences through these locations, AWKNDAFFR charts a course towards a sense of “no-whereness”.
Workshops and More
To celebrate the return of Singapore Biennale, SAM will be presenting a series of public programmes as it kickstarts the opening week of Natasha. Programmes are held across two weekends on 16, 21 and 22 October 2022, and include encounters with many of SB2022’s participating artists and works in-person, through a series of artist talks, deep conversations with the Co-Artistic Directors, workshops, and live performances.
Parents can also plan an exciting day out for the family at SAMily Funday on 22 October and enjoy a line-up of programmes and activities designed for all ages.
Photo Credits: Singapore Art Museum