The Immensely Successful Singapore Biennale Runs Until 15th May

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artwork: Tatzu Nishi - "The Merlion Hotel", 2011 - Installation, fully functional hotel room built around Singapore's famous Merlion Statue. © the artist. On view at the 2011 Singapore Biennial (during the day - at night, it functions as a normal hotel room).


Singapore.- Featuring 60 artists from 30 countries, the third Singapore Biennale, titled ‘Open House’, opened to the public on 13th March and continues until 15th May. Over half of the artists are creating new commissions or premiering new works. ‘Open House’ is presented across four exhibition venues, each with their own particular character, that draw upon emblematic spaces in Singapore: Housing Development Board flats (Singapore Art Museum and 8Q), shopping centres and night markets (National Museum of Singapore), and international air and sea ports (Old Kallang Airport). Major art works at Marina Bay will amplify individual experience in the city. The Biennale was established in 2006 as Singapore’s premier platform for international dialogue in contemporary art, placing the nation’s artists within a global context and fostering productive collaborations with the international arts community.