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Art What!: Singapore Biennale 2019 Comes To A Close with a Weekend of Experiences

Boedi Widjaja, Black—Hut, Black—Hut, 2019; Image courtesy of Singapore Art Museum

After four months, Singapore Biennale 2019: Every Step in the Direction (SB2019) will
finally be coming to a close with an exciting line-up of programmes over the closing weekend. From 21st to 22nd March 2020, visitors will be able to explore over 150 contemporary artworks for free at any of the 11 venues across the city and take part in a variety of programmes to end their biennale arts experience on a high.

The closing festivities will kick off on 21st March 2020 at Gillman Barracks, starting with an invigorating Zumba session in the morning.

View the Biennale artworks through a new perspective by joining The Great Gillman Barracks Hunt, a scavenger hunt where participants solve clues and complete tasks at various stations across blocks 7, 9 and 22, and win a special token upon completion. At night, local bands Sobs, BGourd, Bad Dod, Subsonic Eye and Quite Quiet will have performances streamed live.

The day after, on 22nd March, National Gallery Singapore will host a full day of activities to close SB2019. Held at the UOB City Hall Courtyard (Coleman Atrium), the popular Yin Yoga and Meditation programme returns to get you healthy. In the afternoon, artiste Edmund Chen (陈之财) will take visitors on an exclusive, personal tour of his favourite artworks in SB2019.

Audiences can also catch actor and musician Ayden Sng perform a contemporary repertoire of erhu music streamed online, and a dance presentation by students from LASALLE College of the Arts, dressed in structured costumes inspired by the ancient art of origami, also streamed live. Families will also be entertained by a comedy circus show by Edwin Cirque (Mr Bee), while local musicians Bani Haykal, Leon Wan and Kin Leonn round off the festivities in the evening.

Singapore Biennale 2019: Every Step in the Right Direction runs from 22nd November 2019 to 22nd March 2020 across 11 venues in Singapore. Admission is free to the SB2019 galleries at all venues. Visit for more information.


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