Children Biennale
16 August 2017

 The children looked forward to seeing the different exhibits at National Gallery. To provide a better experience of the various installations, the children were split into two groups.

The children looked forward to seeing the different exhibits at National Gallery. To provide a better experience of the various installations, the children were split into two groups.

 The installation in the first room that they stepped into was named Homogenizing and Transforming World. It was filled with glowing orbs which changed colours when tapped. The exhibit shows how the digital realm has connected the world. Through the Internet, people across the globe share information freely with each other.

The installation in the first room that they stepped into was named Homogenizing and Transforming World. It was filled with glowing orbs which changed colours when tapped. The exhibit shows how the digital realm has connected the world. Through the Internet, people across the globe share information freely with each other.

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 When the children tapped the orbs and changed its colour, we explained how it represents how each person can transform the world in an instant.

When the children tapped the orbs and changed its colour, we explained how it represents how each person can transform the world in an instant.

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 The second exhibit is named The Obliteration Room by Yayoi Kusama. She is a renowned artist who creates different art pieces by using dots to cover surfaces and fill rooms. She calls it “obliteration” which means complete destruction of every trace of something. What can you spot in the picture?

The second exhibit is named The Obliteration Room by Yayoi Kusama. She is a renowned artist who creates different art pieces by using dots to cover surfaces and fill rooms. She calls it “obliteration” which means complete destruction of every trace of something. What can you spot in the picture?

 Look closely. What do you see?

Look closely. What do you see?

 The children were each given a sticker sheet and instructed to participate in creating the artwork by putting their own dot stickers on the furniture, items, walls, floors and even on their bodies!

The children were each given a sticker sheet and instructed to participate in creating the artwork by putting their own dot stickers on the furniture, items, walls, floors and even on their bodies!

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 The third exhibit is named Firewalk: A Bridge of Embers by Mark Justiniani. By using mirrors and different items, he has created an illusion of depth. When asked about how the children felt while walking on the 12-meter long bridge, some of them admitted to feeling a little frightened but that they felt much better after having done it.

The third exhibit is named Firewalk: A Bridge of Embers by Mark Justiniani. By using mirrors and different items, he has created an illusion of depth. When asked about how the children felt while walking on the 12-meter long bridge, some of them admitted to feeling a little frightened but that they felt much better after having done it.

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 A fun-filled and memorable experience indeed at National Gallery

A fun-filled and memorable experience indeed at National Gallery