The Singapore Art Museum has just announced the return of the Singapore Biennale in 2022, so art enthusiasts will have plenty to look forward to in the coming year.
Set to stage its seventh edition from Oct 18, 2022-Mar 19, 2023, the major platform for international dialogue surrounding contemporary art will be led by four Co-Artistic Directors, from all across the globe.
Joining the team are Binna Choi (South Korea/Netherlands), Nida Ghouse (India), June Yap (Singapore) and Ala Younis (Jordan); all are curators and creatives in their own right. For instance, Choi is the director at Casco Art Institute, while Ghouse is a writer and curator whose projects span mediums and disciplines.
Yap is currently the Director of Curatorial & Collections at Singapore Art Museum, and Younis works closely with archives, different materials and forms to address contemporary situations through the lens of historical phenomena.
Says Dr. Eugene Tan, Director of SAM: “SAM has always envisioned the Singapore Biennale as a key platform for the discourse of Southeast Asian art, and for the deep exploration of the human condition through contemporary art. Over the years, the Biennale has become a distinct mark of Singapore’s position as an art node in the region, connecting artists within the region and bringing them into global conversations on the art of our time.”
“The Biennale seeks to not only present art that speaks to the urgent issues we face today, but also invites audiences to make space for these dialogues and collectively reflect on the role of art in finding a way forward. We are delighted to introduce our Co-Artistic Directors for this upcoming edition to our audiences. Their artistic direction has been shaped in part by the impact of the pandemic on the region over the last two years and the question of what it means to be living in our present conditions.”
Further details about SB2022’s programmes and curatorial concepts will be revealed in early 2022. For now, just take comfort in knowing that major art festivals like Singapore Biennale will soon enliven our shores.
More information will be made available here.