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Singapore Biennale 2022: 3-Storey Exhibition, Artworks & Performances At Orchard Road, Singapore Flyer, International Plaza

Singapore Biennale 2022: 3-Storey Exhibition, Artworks & Performances At Orchard Road, Singapore Flyer, International Plaza

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By Karmen on 13 Oct 2022
Digital Editor

Named Natasha, the seventh edition of Singapore Biennale 2022 officially opens to the public this Sunday, 16 October 2022. Three new venues - the Singapore Flyer, International Plaza and 22 Orchard Road - will join the lineup of locations around Singapore including the Singapore Art Museum (SAM).


Tanjong Pagar Distripark

Spanning various spaces on Levels 1, 3 and 5 of Tanjong Pagar Distripark at SAM will house a diverse selection of works by local and international artists.

Here are some highlights from the exhibition:

Garden Amidst the Flame; Lacuna for Compassion is a multimedia installation that expands on Natasha Tontey's artistic research in Minahasan cosmology. This installation focuses on the Karai ritual of the Minahasan people, an ethnic group native to Indonesia, where the donning on of an invincible armour that would make their warriors invulnerable. Tontey reimagines the ritual in an alternative way, with care and invulnerability rather than aggression and masculinity.

Natasha Tontey's Garden Amidst the Flame; Lacuna for Compassion (2022)Photo from Singapore Art Museum

Kanitha Tith presents Hut Tep Soda Chan (Hut of an Angel), a mixed media installation that draws its name from a 1968 Khmer film that tells a love story between a mortal man and an angel.

Kanitha Tith's Hut Tep Soda Chan (2011/2017)Photo from Singapore Art Museum


Haegue Yang's two sonic sculptures are a critical inquiry into the notion of folk as a conventional term to define identity and belonging as being something fixed and given. Equipped with handles, the sculptures are mounted on casters that can be operated for simple movements that produce a metallic sound.

Haegue Yang's The Hybrid Intermediates – Flourishing Electrophorus Duo (Sonic Intermediate – Hairy Carbonous Dweller and The Randing Intermediate – Furless Uncolored Dweller) (2022)Photo from Singapore Art Museum

This immersive audio-visual installation by Ong Kian Peng explores the effects of climate change and our relationship with nature. It features materials gathered from his trekking trips to various rivers and valleys that are connected to the salt lake as well as audio recordings received from the nomadic Bedouin tribes that roam around the valleys of Jordan.

Ong Kian Peng's The Vicious Sea (2022) Photo from Singapore Art Museum

Cevdet Erek's Bergama Stereo is an architectural-acoustic installation that draws inspiration from the Pergamon Altar, an ancient monument built in 2nd century BC. While stereo sound typically arises through the symmetrical placement of two single loudspeakers, this audio-visual aspect is associated with the symmetric architecture of the Altar. Here, sound assumes the central role that visual elements play in the original Altar, creating a multi-dimensional narrative.

Cevdet Erek's Bergama Stereo in Singapore (2022)Photo from Singapore Art Museum

Ticket prices for Tanjong Pagar Distripark exhibitions:

Standard: $15
NSFs/Seniors: $10


Non-Singaporeans or PRs
Standard: $25
Students/Seniors: $20

22 Orchard Road

This old shop house building will feature artistic practices that puts the artists' local communities. Brazilian-Indonesian artist Daniel Lie will present a new site-specific installation in January 2023.

Southern Islands

Audiences can look forward to six artistic projects that engage with our relationship to nature, social practices and myths.

The Singapore Flyer

The Singapore Flyer will serve as one of many locations under AWKNDAFFR's (Wayne Lim and Soh Kay Min) multi-authored project Islandwide Coverage, which spans six diverse locations in Singapore, taking audiences from a well-loved icon of the Singapore skyline to regional libraries in the heartlands.

  • Woodlands Regional Library (9 Nov - 26 Dec 2022)
  • Jurong Regional Library (28 Dec 2022 – 26 Feb 2023)
  • Tampines Regional Library (1 Mar – 9 Apr 2023)

In keeping with AWKNDAFFR's artistic practice of exploring forms of gathering, the art collective will also stage a roving exhibition consisting of a series of trailers and work-in-progress materials such as photographs and sketches of the presented artists' work.

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