January 14, 2011 - Singapore Biennale - Open House – Artists and opening events announced
January 14, 2011

Open House – Artists and opening events announced

Ming Wong, “Devo partire. Domani / I must go. Tomorrow” (still), 2010.
5 channel video installation, 12:58 minutes, colour, sound.

SINGAPORE BIENNALE 2011 – OPEN HOUSE
13 March – 15 May 2011
Vernissage 11 & 12 March 2011

Venues: Singapore Art Museum, SAM at 8Q, National Museum of Singapore,
Old Kallang Airport, Marina Bay
www.singaporebiennale.org

Artistic Director: Matthew Ngui
Curators: Trevor Smith and Russell Storer
Organised by: Singapore Art Museum
Supported by: National Arts Council

Participating artists:
Ang Song Ming
Leonor Antunes
Michael Beutler
Candice Breitz
Genevieve Chua
Tiffany Chung
Phil Collins
Louie Cordero
Marcos Corrales
Martin Creed
Elmgreen & Dragset
Omer Fast
Ceal Floyer
Simon Fujiwara
Julian Göthe
Goto Design
Sheela Gowda
Kyungah Ham
Ise (Roslisham Ismail)
Teppei Kaneuji
Gülsün Karamustafa
Leopold Kessler
Koh Nguang How
Charles LaBelle
Michael Lee
Charles Lim
Michael Lin
John Low
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
Robert MacPherson
Tala Madani
Jill Magid
Dane Mitchell
Tracey Moffatt
Matt Mullican
Mike Nelson
Tatzu Nishi
Sopheap Pich
The Propeller Group
Ruben Ramos Balsa
Lisi Raskin
Navin Rawanchaikul
Stuart Ringholt
Liisa Roberts
Martha Rosler
ruangrupa
Arin Rungjang
Mark Salvatus
Charles Sandison
Gigi Scaria
Shao Yinong & Muchen
Taryn Simon
Nedko Solakov
Beat Streuli
Shooshie Sulaiman
Superflex
Tan Pin Pin
Ryan Trecartin
Danh Vo
Charlie White
Gosia Wlodarczak
Ming Wong
Zai Kuning

The Singapore Biennale (SB2011) is pleased to announce the list of artists for its third edition, Open House. The exhibition features 63 artists from 30 countries, with more than half creating new commissions or premiering new works. As the largest contemporary art event in Southeast Asia, SB2011 situates contemporary art from the region within a broad international conversation.

The title Open House is not conceived as a theme but as an invitation onto contemporary artistic practice. Artists’ practices are not simply grounded in describing or portraying subjects in the world, but are attempts to exchange information, translate experiences and trade places and perspectives. Open House suggests the crossing of thresholds between public and private, with boundaries and borders made permeable. It is in this fluid space that contemporary art often emerges, out of a need to bridge the gaps between the experiential and the psychological, and between social and political hierarchies.

Focused on the journey of making art, rather than defining its final destination, SB2011 studies these artistic processes and their relationship to the daily transactions that take place between people. From trading objects to swapping stories, from sharing food to dressing up, we are constantly making exchanges—as individuals, groups, cities and nations. Artistic Director, Matthew Ngui says, “As an artist, I have a strong desire to focus this biennale on artistic process and to communicate this to both the Singaporean public and international visitors. The curatorial team has worked hard to arrive at the heart of SB2011 Open House by connecting these artistic processes to what we do every day, such as working, commuting, shopping, and eating, as well as obsessive or recreational activities in private or public. We have consciously related these processes to the urban spaces in which they take place in Singapore, which in turn shapes the structure of each exhibition venue and the placement of artworks.”

Vernissage:
Friday 11 March

11:00: Press Conference
14:00: Exhibition Tours with the Curatorial Team
20:00: VIP reception

Saturday 12 March
All day: Artist talks and performances (Open to public)
17:00: Official Opening (For registered guests)
17:30: Open House Party (Open to public)

Sunday, 13 March: Exhibition Open
All day: Artist talks and performances

For more information and updates: www.singaporebiennale.org

For vernissage registration:
RSVP (before 21 February 2011)
Tel: +65 6332 4232
Fax: +65 6334 7919
vernissage@singaporebiennale.org

For media registration and information:
Tel: +65 6327-6178
Fax: +65 6324-4023
media@singaporebiennale.org

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