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Singapore Biennale 2019 Teaser

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SAM at 8Q

8 Queen Street

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The Singapore Biennale, commissioned by the National Arts Council and organised by Singapore Art Museum (SAM), will return for its sixth edition from 22 November 2019 to 22 March 2020.

A teaser event on Saturday, 26 January 2019 during Singapore Art Week allows the public to have a sneak-peek at the event by featuring some of the artists in the Biennale line-up, including Dennis Tan (Singpaore/Japan), Vandy Rattana (Cambodia), Zai Tang (Singapore/UK) and Arnont Nongyao (Thailand).

Running from 4pm to 9pm, all sessions are free. Pre-registration is required for some of the programmes. More information on https://www.singaporeartmuseum.sg/art-events/exhibitions/art-week-at-sam-2019

Rundown of Singapore Biennale 2019 Teaser Event on 26 January 2019

In Conversation: Singapore Biennale artist, Dennis Tan with SAM Curator, John Tung

SAM at 8Q Plaza | 4PM | Free with ticketed registration

The teaser event begins with a conversation between Singapore Biennale artist, Dennis Tan and SAM Curator, John Tung. Tan's work involves rebuilding and racing a kolek, a traditional South-east Asian racing yacht.

Screenings: MONOLOGUE and Funeral by Vandy Rattana

SAM at 8Q, Level 2 Moving Image Gallery | 5PM | Free with ticketed registration

Followed by screenings of MONOLOGUE and Funeral by Vandy Rattana, the two works are set in Cambodia and centred around Khmer people that show a deeply personal side to the themes of loss, trauma, death and the afterlife.

In Conversation: Singapore Biennale artist, Vandy Rattana with SAM Curator, Andrea Fam

SAM at 8Q, Level 2 Moving Image Gallery | 6PM | Free with ticketed registration

The second artist to take part in the artist-curator talk will be Vandy Rattana from Cambodia, who will delve into his philosophical approach to art-making and the technicalities of producing films in a rapidly changing Khmer landscape.

Live Music Set: Zai Tang & Arnont Nongyao

SAM at 8Q Plaza I 7.30PM - 9PM | Free

The night will conclude with a live music set by sound artists Arnont Nongyao from Thailand and Britain-born, Singapore-based Zai Tang. They make use of a range of sounds, from field recordings of creatures in endangered Singapore habitats to audio recordings of weekly markets in the northern part of Thailand.


Image credit: Zai Tang - Escape Velocity II, Image courtesy of Tuckys Photography

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