The Easel

Singapore Biennale 2016

In the market for Asian art, big art fairs often generate the headlines. But, if your interest is understanding regional art activity, survey shows like the Singapore Biennale might be more informative. Asian art covers diverse visual, philosophical and religious traditions so generalisations are difficult. But this critic offers one – “sophistication and self-confidence [is evident in] the art of even the poorest countries.”