'The rich cultures and geographies of the Southeast Asian region have historically been the corridor of the world's major civilisations. The ebb and flow of these complex cultural interactions have yielded responses of accommodation and resistance, leaving legacies of layering and sedimentation within the varied communities.
In the 21st century, the speed of transformation in Southeast Asia is perhaps beyond anything experienced by preceding generations. This change is prompting multiple conceptions and perceptions of time and our worlds, both the external and internal. Against this backdrop of past and continuous change, artists have been reflecting, envisioning and making propositions. If the World Changed, the title of the 4th Singapore Biennale, is an invitation to artists to respond to and reconsider the world we live in, and the worlds we want to live in.' - from pp. 11 of the catalogue.

With a team of 27 curators, the Biennale features 82 artists across the Southeast Asian region.  The catalogue includes the colour plates of art works, curatorial notes and the biographical information of the participating artists as well as curators.  
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The Singapore Biennale: An Introduction - T.K. SABAPATHY
The Making of Southeast Asia: Re-Imagining a Region - Amitav ACHARYA
Curating If the World Changed: 5 Questions
Curating If the World Changed: Reflections
Singapore Biennale 2013: If the World Changed
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Singapore Biennale 2013: If the World Changed