Well as you guys know, I do work in the arts in my day job, and if you’re following my instagram @jac_theocctrav, you’ll know that I headed down with the colleagues to check out the Singapore Biennale 2013 – this contemporary arts festival last took place in 2011 with the infamous Merlion hotel, and it’s back again this year for the 2013 edition.
With 27 curators and over 80 artists mostly hailing from South East Asia responding to the theme “If The World Changed”, the works are spread out across several venues – I only managed to check out those at the Singapore Art Museum main building and National Museum of Singapore during the opening, so I’ll have to go back again to check out everything else later on.
The Singapore Biennale 2013 is on till February 2014, so fret not if you haven’t seen it yet, there’s still time! Here’s a look at some of the pix I caught on my Instagram and phone:
SINGAPORE ART MUSEUM (Closest MRT – Bras Basah, Circle Line)
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SINGAPORE
Venues: All the venues are within walking distance of each other except for Taman Jurong which is way off in the western part of Singapore. If you are being ambitious and want to get a glimpse of all the works in one single day, I would start off with a quick round in the National Library, walk past the work at Waterloo Centre, pop into 8Q at SAM, then go to the Singapore Art Museum just next door, before walking through SMU to the National Museum of Singapore. After that to the Peranakan Museum and then to the outdoor works at Fort Canning.
A standard ticket costs $10 and lasts the entire Singapore Biennale period, though you can only enter the National Museum of Singapore and Peranakan museums once. Details here.