Singapore Biennale 2019 Teaser | In Conversation with Artist, Dennis Tan and Curator, John Tung


  • SAT, 26 JAN '19

  • Outdoor Plaza, SAM at 8Q

  • 4PM – 5PM

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The Kolek is a traditional Southeast Asian racing yacht that was once a common sight off the coast of Singapore. Exploring the possibility of rebuilding a Kolek and sailing it to the Riau Islands for racing is Singapore Biennale 2019 artist, Dennis Tan. Join him and SAM Curator, John Tung in this conversation, as they dive into the reasons and impetus behind his proposal, while also examining the cultural, anthropological, and historical implications of reviving this traditional sport.