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Updated: 05/09/2013 22:38 | By Channel NewsAsia

First list of artists for Singapore Biennale 2013

First list of artists for Singapore Biennale 2013


First list of artists for Singapore Biennale 2013

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Art Museum has announced the first list of artists for Singapore Biennale 2013.

This year's spotlight will be on Southeast Asian works.

The artists were selected because their work resonated with this year's theme, "If the World Changed". 

Some of the works include collaborative pieces such as "Sampan", a collaboration with Changi Prison inmates.

There will also be a mega photo-collage which will create illusory mirrors at the Singapore Art Museum courtyard. 

The biennale will run from the 26 of October till 16 February next year.

Mr Tan Boon Hui, Director of Singapore Art Museum, said: "It will really have a very strong Southeast Asian identity, we expect to be able to introduce some of the most exciting artists working in the most innovative kinds of art forms from the region. Because the art world is about what is new, what is fresh, and Southeast Asia really is the next big thing."

He said this year's event will be held mostly within the Bras Basah and Bugis area, so that visitors can easily experience the various art works without having to travel too far. - CNA/de

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