Curators' art picks: five works of art to catch at the Singapore Biennale

Art-lovers, rejoice: The Singapore Biennale returns for its sixth edition from Nov 22 to March 22 with contemporary works by more than 70 artists and collectives from Singapore, South-east Asia and beyond.

Set to the theme Every Step in the Right Direction, it features art, performances, talks and workshops in about 10 venues, including Gillman Barracks, National Gallery Singapore and Lasalle College of the Arts.

The biennale is organised by the Singapore Art Museum and helmed by artistic director Patrick Flores, who is working with six other curators. Dr Flores, a professor of art studies at the University of the Philippines and curator of its Vargas Museum of modern and contemporary art, says attendees will have "opportunities to recover joy and thoughtfulness, delight and attentiveness in sites across the city from Singapore's cultural institutions to its public spaces".

These are some of the highlights of the Biennale, picked by each of the curators.


Image: Lawrence Lek