Singapore Biennale at Tanjong Pagar Distripark [Singapore]
The Singapore Biennale is taking audiences past Singapore’s coastline to the Southern islands. From now till 19 March 2023, the exhibition at Tanjong Pagar Distripark is featuring over 50 artists and collaborators to embark on a collective journey with Natasha, the title given to the exhibition this year.
Among the offerings presented is Haegue Yang’s The Hybrid Intermediates – Flourishing Electrophorus Duo (Sonic Intermediate – Hairy Carbonous Dweller and The Randing Intermediate – Furless Uncolored Dweller) (above). It is selected as the 13th Benesse Prize winner by Benesse Holdings, Inc. (“Benesse”) and the Singapore Art Museum (SAM).
Osaka Kansai International Art Festival [Osaka, Japan]
Art is about asking the big questions, but it’s also about investigating, studying and discovering, hence this festival’s theme. Taking place from Jan 28 – Feb 13, the artists participating in the 2023 event will study the relationships between society, people and art. Exhibitions will take place across several facilities including unique venues in Osaka and feature dozens of artists from Japan and abroad. In addition, an art fair and conferences will be held. The goal is to launch a world-famous international art festival in Osaka, with the 2023 edition as a starting point. This event will be a part of the build-up to Osaka Kansai International Art Festival 2025, which will take place at the same time as Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan. By then, the cultural event aims to welcome artists from 150 countries. — Aiko Watanabe
TeamLab Future Park [Jakarta, Indonesia]
TeamLab Future Park is an educational project based on the concept of “collaborative creativity, co-creation”. This digital amusement park installation is housed in the exclusive shopping mall Gandaria City in South Jakarta. Featuring five interactive themes, they would all require a whimsical approach to enjoying them. While you remain playful in the Animal Flowers and Symbiotic Lives exhibit, the rest brings an educational perspective to how living creatures and nature coexist – all created by the visitors themselves. Remember to slide down the fruity field slope to reach the oceanic section where visitors can sketch their own animal that will be immediately presented in the digital presentations. The architecture in the area focuses on design merging old town Batavia and New York’s Time Square. Until 20 December. — Soraya Efendi
Bangkok Art Biennale [Bangkok, Thailand]
Set in the capital of Thailand, see Bangkok Art Biennale transform the bustling city of Bangkok into an immersive hub celebrating art, creativity and culture. It is now open at all twelve venues featuring 73 artists with over 200 pieces of artwork. Taking place from 22 October 2022 to 23 February 2023, this edition’s theme CHAOS: CALM invites artists to express the tumultuous conditions of the world around us as communities recover from covid-19. At the same time, defining urgent climate crises and socio-political uncertainties around the globe. One to watch is Tiffany Chung from Vietnam.
Known for her interdisciplinary and research-based practice, watch her meticulous embroidered cartographic works and mixed media installations unpack geopolitical partitioning, conflict, and environmental crisis against traumatized topographies of histories. Another radical creative from the region is Chitti Kasemkitvatana, whose recent curatorial work with the JWD Art Space discusses how differences in spacetime concepts influence social structures. Slide into Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya’s vision to make the invisible, visible by exploring microscopic universes to reveal the beauty of marginalized communities. — Anchali Channarong
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