Photo Gallery: “An Atlas of Mirrors”, Singapore Biennale 2016

As the Singapore Biennale 2016 is soon coming to a close, Art Radar gives you the opportunity to see some of the work on show until 26 February 2017.

“An Atlas of Mirrors” features more than 60 artists and artist collectives from East, South and Southeast Asia, presenting a “constellation” of artistic perspectives on the world and our shared histories.

David Chan, 'The Great East Indiaman', 2016, wood, welded steel and concrete, 2400 x 500 x 1800 cm. Collection of the Artist. Singapore Biennale 2016 commission. Installation view at National Museum Singapore. Image courtesy Singapore Biennale.

David Chan, ‘The Great East Indiaman’, 2016, wood, welded steel and concrete, 2400 x 500 x 1800 cm. Collection of the Artist. Singapore Biennale 2016 commission. Installation view at National Museum Singapore. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Chia Chuyia, 'Knitting the Future', 2015, 2016, performance with knitting needles and leeks, dimensions variable. Collection of the Artist. At SAM at 8Q. Image courtesy Singapore Biennale.

Chia Chuyia, ‘Knitting the Future’, 2015, 2016, performance with knitting needles and leeks, dimensions variable. Collection of the Artist. At SAM at 8Q. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Debbie Ding, 'Shelter', 2016, replica of household shelter: plaster on cement-fibre board, plywood, steel, ceiling light fixture and paper, 240 x 290 x 170 cm. Collection of the Artist. Singapore Biennale 2016 commission. Installation view at National Museum of Singapore. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Debbie Ding, ‘Shelter’, 2016, replica of household shelter: plaster on cement-fibre board, plywood, steel, ceiling light fixture and paper, 240 x 290 x 170 cm. Collection of the Artist. Singapore Biennale 2016 commission. Installation view at National Museum of Singapore. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Do Ho Suh, 'Gate', 2003, silk and stainless steel tubes, Artist Proof 1 of 1, 326.5 x 211.5 x 100 cm. Private collection. Installation view at Singapore Art Museum. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Do Ho Suh, ‘Gate’, 2003, silk and stainless steel tubes, Artist Proof 1 of 1, 326.5 x 211.5 x 100 cm. Private collection. Installation view at Singapore Art Museum. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Eddy Susanto, 'The Journey of Panji', 2016, ink on canvas, acrylic and wood, 300 x 500 x 300 cm. Collection of the Artist. Singapore Biennale 2016 commission. Installation view at Singapore Art Museum. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Eddy Susanto, ‘The Journey of Panji’, 2016, ink on canvas, acrylic and wood, 300 x 500 x 300 cm. Collection of the Artist. Singapore Biennale 2016 commission. Installation view at Singapore Art Museum. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Faizal Hamdan, 'Dollah Jawa', 2016, two-channel video projection, dimensions variable. Collection of the Artist. Singapore Biennale 2016 commission. Installation view at SAM at 8Q. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Faizal Hamdan, ‘Dollah Jawa’, 2016, two-channel video projection, dimensions variable. Collection of the Artist. Singapore Biennale 2016 commission. Installation view at SAM at 8Q. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Han Sai Por, 'Black Forest', 2016, wood and charcoal, dimensions variable. Collection of the Artist. Singapore Biennale 2016 commission. Installation view at Singapore Art Museum. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Han Sai Por, ‘Black Forest’, 2016, wood and charcoal, dimensions variable. Collection of the Artist. Singapore Biennale 2016 commission. Installation view at Singapore Art Museum. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Jack Tan, 'Hearings', 2016, textile hangings with audio recordings (set of 8) (27 to 29 Oct 2016, 2pm) and ‘live’ performances (29 Oct 2016, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm) at Chamber, The Arts House; bound manuscripts, music stands and speakers with audio recordings (set of 8) at SAM at 8Q (30 Oct 2016 to 26 Feb 2017); Hangings 150 x 120 cm each; manuscripts, 25 x 17.6/25 cm x various widths (closed/opened dimensions, each); recordings various durations 1:04–3:59 mins; ‘live’ performances total duration approx. 17:00 mins (each). Collection of the Artist. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Jack Tan, ‘Hearings’, 2016, textile hangings with audio recordings (set of 8) (27 to 29 Oct 2016, 2pm) and ‘live’ performances (29 Oct 2016, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm) at Chamber, The Arts House; bound manuscripts, music stands and speakers with audio recordings (set of 8) at SAM at 8Q (30 Oct 2016 to 26 Feb 2017); Hangings 150 x 120 cm each; manuscripts, 25 x 17.6/25 cm x various widths (closed/opened dimensions, each); recordings various durations 1:04–3:59 mins; ‘live’ performances total duration approx. 17:00 mins (each). Collection of the Artist. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Jiao Xingtao, 'The Unity of N Monuments', 2016, cypress wood and copper (100 pieces), 45 x 34 x 34 cm (each). Collection of the Artist. Installation view at Asian Civilisations Museum. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Jiao Xingtao, ‘The Unity of N Monuments’, 2016, cypress wood and copper (100 pieces), 45 x 34 x 34 cm (each). Collection of the Artist. Installation view at Asian Civilisations Museum. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Made Djirna, 'Melampaui Batas (Beyond Boundaries)', 2016, antique boat, terracotta and found materials, dimensions variable. Collection of the Artist. Installation view at Singapore Art Museum. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Made Djirna, ‘Melampaui Batas (Beyond Boundaries)’, 2016, antique boat, terracotta and found materials, dimensions variable. Collection of the Artist. Installation view at Singapore Art Museum. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

MAP Office, 'Desert Islands', 2009, 2016, engraved mirrors, cardboard, aquarium and media player with sound, dimensions variable. Collection of the Artists. Installation view at Singapore Art Museum. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

MAP Office, ‘Desert Islands’, 2009, 2016, engraved mirrors, cardboard, aquarium and media player with sound, dimensions variable. Collection of the Artists. Installation view at Singapore Art Museum. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Marine Ky, 'Setting Off', 2016, ink transfer prints on fabric and paper, copper, wood and ceramic. Site-specific installation, dimensions variable. Collection of the Artist. Singapore Biennale 2016 commission. Installation view at Peranakan Museum. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Marine Ky, ‘Setting Off’, 2016, ink transfer prints on fabric and paper, copper, wood and ceramic. Site-specific installation, dimensions variable. Collection of the Artist. Singapore Biennale 2016 commission. Installation view at Peranakan Museum. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Azizan Paiman, 'Putar Alam Café', 2016, mild steel structure, zinc plate, ventilator, exhaust fan, fridge, transistor radio, TV monitor, mugs, kettle, tyre, microwave, wheel and interactive performance, dimensions variable. Collection of the Artist. Singapore Biennale 2016 commission. Installation view at SAM at 8Q. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Azizan Paiman, ‘Putar Alam Café’, 2016, mild steel structure, zinc plate, ventilator, exhaust fan, fridge, transistor radio, TV monitor, mugs, kettle, tyre, microwave, wheel and interactive performance, dimensions variable. Collection of the Artist. Singapore Biennale 2016 commission. Installation view at SAM at 8Q. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Nobuaki Takekawa, 'Sugoroku – Anxiety of Falling from History', 2016, Sugoroku table, glass rocket sculpture, woodblock prints, acrylic on canvas, dimensions variable. Collection of the Artist. Singapore Biennale 2016 commission. Installation view at SAM at 8Q. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Nobuaki Takekawa, ‘Sugoroku – Anxiety of Falling from History’, 2016, Sugoroku table, glass rocket sculpture, woodblock prints, acrylic on canvas, dimensions variable. Collection of the Artist. Singapore Biennale 2016 commission. Installation view at SAM at 8Q. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Phuong Linh Nguyen, 'Memory of the Blind Elephant', 2016, single-channel video, rubber latex, soil drawings on paper and metal stands, dimensions variable. Collection of the Artist. Singapore Biennale 2016 commission. Installation view at Singapore Art Museum. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Phuong Linh Nguyen, ‘Memory of the Blind Elephant’, 2016, single-channel video, rubber latex, soil drawings on paper and metal stands, dimensions variable. Collection of the Artist. Singapore Biennale 2016 commission. Installation view at Singapore Art Museum. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Sharmiza Abu Hassan, 'The Covenant', 2016, treated aluminium sheets, strips, rivets & wire cable, Jawi text, stainless steel wire mesh and nylon thread, dimensions variable. Collection of the Artist. Singapore Biennale 2016 commission. Installation view at Singapore Art Museum. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Sharmiza Abu Hassan, ‘The Covenant’, 2016, treated aluminium sheets, strips, rivets & wire cable, Jawi text, stainless steel wire mesh and nylon thread, dimensions variable. Collection of the Artist. Singapore Biennale 2016 commission. Installation view at Singapore Art Museum. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Sakarin Krue-On, 'Kra-Tua Taeng Seua (A Tiger Hunt)', 2016, video installation with black-and-white film, original soundtrack, video documentation and artefacts, dimensions variable. Collection of the Artist. Singapore Biennale 2016 commission. Installation view at Smu - The Suantio Gallery. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Sakarin Krue-On, ‘Kra-Tua Taeng Seua (A Tiger Hunt)’, 2016, video installation with black-and-white film, original soundtrack, video documentation and artefacts, dimensions variable. Collection of the Artist. Singapore Biennale 2016 commission. Installation view at SMU – The Suantio Gallery. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Suboh Gupta, 'Cooking the World', 2016, found aluminium utensils, monofilament line and steel600 cm (diameter). Collection of the Artist. Installation view at Singapore Art Museum. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Suboh Gupta, ‘Cooking the World’, 2016, found aluminium utensils, monofilament line and steel600 cm (diameter). Collection of the Artist. Installation view at Singapore Art Museum. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Tan Zi Hao, ;The Skeleton of Makara (The Myth of a Myth)', 2016, fibreglass and metal, 220 x 425 x 115 cm. Collection of the Artist. Singapore Biennale 2016 commission. Installation view at Singapore Art Museum. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Tan Zi Hao, ;The Skeleton of Makara (The Myth of a Myth)’, 2016, fibreglass and metal, 220 x 425 x 115 cm. Collection of the Artist. Singapore Biennale 2016 commission. Installation view at Singapore Art Museum. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, 'Jaonua: The Nothingness (King of Meat: The Nothingness)', 2016, five-channel video installation, duration 35:00 min. Collection of the Artist. Singapore Biennale 2016 commission. Installation view at Singapore Art Museum. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, ‘Jaonua: The Nothingness (King of Meat: The Nothingness)’, 2016, five-channel video installation, duration 35:00 min. Collection of the Artist. Singapore Biennale 2016 commission. Installation view at Singapore Art Museum. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Rathin Barman, 'Home, and a Home', 2016, welded mild steel bars with rust-preventive transparent coating, cast concrete and weathered steel, dimensions variable. Collection of the Artist. Singapore Biennale 2016 commission. Installation view at SAM at 8Q. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Rathin Barman, ‘Home, and a Home’, 2016, welded mild steel bars with rust-preventive transparent coating, cast concrete and weathered steel, dimensions variable. Collection of the Artist. Singapore Biennale 2016 commission. Installation view at SAM at 8Q. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Tun Win Aung & Wah Nu, 'The Name', 2008–ongoing, video projection, books and musical score, dimensions variable. Collection of the Artists. Installation view at Singapore Art Museum. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Tun Win Aung & Wah Nu, ‘The Name’, 2008–ongoing, video projection, books and musical score, dimensions variable. Collection of the Artists. Installation view at Singapore Art Museum. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Ade Darmawan, 'Singapore Human Resources Institute', 2016, installation with paintings, prints, photographs, found objects and furniture, dimensions variable. Collection of the Artist. Singapore Biennale 2016 commission. Installation view at SAM at 8Q. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Ade Darmawan, ‘Singapore Human Resources Institute’, 2016, installation with paintings, prints, photographs, found objects and furniture, dimensions variable. Collection of the Artist. Singapore Biennale 2016 commission. Installation view at SAM at 8Q. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Ryan Villamael, 'Locus Amoenus', 2016, paper (replica maps) and felt, dimensions variable. Collection of the Artist. Singapore Biennale 2016 commission. Installation view at Singapore Art Museum. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Ryan Villamael, ‘Locus Amoenus’, 2016, paper (replica maps) and felt, dimensions variable. Collection of the Artist. Singapore Biennale 2016 commission. Installation view at Singapore Art Museum. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Perception3, 'There are those who stay / There are those who go', 2016, installation with text on aluminium composite panels (set of 2), 240 x 420 x 60 cm (each). Collection of the Artist. Singapore Biennale 2016 commission. Installation view at Stamford Green. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

Perception3, ‘There are those who stay / There are those who go’, 2016, installation with text on aluminium composite panels (set of 2), 240 x 420 x 60 cm (each). Collection of the Artist. Singapore Biennale 2016 commission. Installation view at Stamford Green. Image courtesy Singapore Art Museum.

 

The Singapore Biennale 2016 “An Atlas of Mirrors” runs from 27 October 2016 to 26 February 2017, organised by the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) and commissioned by the National Arts Council Singapore.

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