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Celebrating nature's bounty: Ecologically-themed works include 'Cosmology of Life', a wood installation by Toni Kanwa; 'Bamboo-Bonsai-ing' (above), a huge bamboo bonsai by Francois Roche; and 'Rukunegara 1: Belief in God', which feature giant seed-like sculptures by Zulkifli Yusoff. - PHOTOS: JOHN HENG

Singapore Biennale: Bang or bust?

By focusing solely on South-east Asian art this time round, the fourth Biennale has become an entirely different creature. Can it succeed? HELMI YUSOF reports
Oct 25, 2013 6:00 AM

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