The Singapore Art Museum is housed in a restored 19th century mission school. Opened in 1996, it is focused on contemporary art from Singapore and South East Asia situating them within a global context. The museum has amassed one of the most significant collections of contemporary art from the region, showcasing the diversity and distinct aesthetics of artistic traditions.Read More
Drawing from its own collection and collaborations with leading international institutions, SAM presents exhibitions of local and international art and also promotes art from the region within its traveling exhibition program. With the extension building, SAM at Q8, opening in 2008, SAM can now present the full diversity of contemporary practice ranging from painting and sculpture, to installation, film & video, photography, new media, performance art and sound art. SAM offers an in-depth experience of the work and ideas of living artists of Southeast Asia, and the region's unique aesthetic and social context.
SAM is also organiser of the Singapore Biennale.
The sixth edition of the Singapore Biennale, Every Step in the Right Direction, brings together works by 77 artists and artist collectives to consider how artistic practice can 'rework the world' while exploring how a biennial exhibition might facilitate such a reworking.
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