The Singapore Biennale 2016 opens today with 58 works of art 63 artists and artist collectives from 19 countries and territories in the region.
Befitting of the biennale’s title “An Atlas of Mirrors” is Noah’s Ark II, by Chinese Artist Deng Guoyuan. Made of an enchanting combination of aluminum alloy steel frame, mirror glass, LED lighting as well as real and artificial plants and rocks – this piece is a stunner and labyrinth of mirrors just yet.
Viewers will find themselves in a 360 kaleidoscope of mirrors – intended to create a feeling of the loss of subjectivity. Deng defies conventional systems of colour-coding in map making and recasts this world with a renewed hope for an integration of richness and diversity as a resolution to conflicts.
Through a discursive method that juxtaposes the real and the illusory, his works express an anticipation and hope for the future. Noah’s Ark II aim to address the drastic social changes that have taken place in China over the past 3 decades.
The works, exhibited at the biennale reflects social, political, geographical and historical relationships shared by the places we live in and people in Asia. For more information, click here.