A curious event unfolds when a name is given. Everything might seem the same, yet what it was is now different. A place transforms into home. A figure becomes familiar. The formless finds shape. It’s only a name, but with it a world comes into being. As it is spoken, it forges relations with what is around.
We have given the Singapore Biennale 2022 a name.
We’ve called it Natasha.
About the Singapore Biennale 2022
The Singapore Biennale is a platform for international contemporary art organized by Singapore Art Museum (SAM) and commissioned by the National Arts Council (NAC), Singapore. It will take place between October 16, 2022 and March 19, 2023
The seventh edition of the Biennale, conceived by co-Artistic Directors Binna Choi, Nida Ghouse, June Yap and Ala Younis, will engage participants and audiences over a one-year period through projects and programmes both in Singapore and overseas. The final event will take place in Singapore from October 16, 2022 to March 19, 2023 across a network of sites, including SAM in Tanjong Pagar Distripark.
Photo caption: Natasha is handwritten in Hangul on paper held in the air against the crater Lēʻahi on O‘ahu island on February 21, 2022.