28 Oct '16, 10am

Confront history with art at the fifth Singapore Biennale

Confront history with art at the fifth Singapore Biennale

THERE are old ghosts haunting the various spaces of the just-opened Singapore Biennale. Grief and pathos run through many of the works by 63 artists and art collectives hailing from 19 countries and territories of Asia. Death, destruction, bloodshed, wars and forgotten histories reverberate across centuries and borders to arrive belatedly at the country's biggest contemporary art show. The fifth Singapore Biennale is titled Atlas of Mirrors, and begins with the question of where we come from and how we see the world. With Susie Lingham and her team of nine curators, many of the selected artists have taken the opportunity to address the region's history of wars and colonialism from the view of the conquered or the conqueror. Other artists choose to highlight the social and political conflicts troubling their countries today. But, on the whole, the fifth Biennale, commission...

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