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Artist Charles Lim chosen to represent Singapore at the 2015 Venice Biennale

Published on Apr 24, 2014 7:58 PM
 
Singaporean artist Charles Lim. Singapore will return to the prestigious Venice Biennale exhibition next year, represented by artist Charles Lim and curator Shabbir Hussain Mustafa, who researches art from Singapore and South-east Asia at the National Gallery Singapore. -- PHOTO: CHARLES LIM

Singapore will return to the prestigious Venice Biennale exhibition next year, represented by artist Charles Lim and curator Shabbir Hussain Mustafa, who researches art from Singapore and South-east Asia at the National Gallery Singapore.

The announcement was made by Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong at the official opening of the Singapore Art Museum exhibition, Medium At Large, on Thursday evening.

Mr Wong, in his speech pledging the Government's commitment to contemporary art, also said it is working towards a long-term lease for a pavilion space at the biennale to secure Singapore's presence at the international art event and provide a longer lead time to plan and commission works.

Singapore has taken part in every edition of the biennale since 2001, but it was absent from last year's show because its participation was under review by the National Arts Council. Mr Wong, however, reaffirmed the ministry's commitment to showing at the biennale in Parliament last year.

 
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