artists & participants
SB2006 provides the platform for the presentation of international art in dialogue with Singapore and Asia. It promises to be a unique and exciting experience to the international audience through interfaces and encounters between city life and art that will inspire dialogue among citizens and visitors within the multicultural state of Singapore.As the anchor cultural event for Singapore 2006: Global City.World of Opportunities, SB2006 will show art and artists representing different cultures and identities, creating dialogues and telling stories with diverse expressions. It will focus on a multitude of related issues such as: relationships between the local and the global; the North and South as demarcated by the tropical belt; and, technologies vis-à-vis human endeavours.
Through such issues the biennale hopes to consider and reflect upon the differences of ideology, belief and trust in today’s world.
Visitors to SB2006 are invited to actively engage and re-read the city; as re-presented through artistic intervention in the city fabric, histories and everyday life of Singapore. A conglomeration of multi-venue visual arts exhibitions, performances, symposia, lectures and workshops are programmed such that the event will be accessible to multiple levels of audience. This encompasses overlapping and layered exhibition sites, and programmes where artists work within communities for extended periods of time.
Happenings Encounters Series 1 - 5
The Encounters Series comprises of 'get-together' sessions that will allow for interaction between the interested public, the arts community in Singapore and the Singapore Biennale curatorial team.
These exchanges will provide a platform for artists, critics and writers, to air their concerns and raise issues pertinent to the inaugural Singapore Biennale 2006.
So drop by and say hello, won't you? But please remember to be nice...