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ROBERT ZHAO RENHUI:
THE NATURAL HISTORY OF AN ISLAND

an affiliate project of singapore biennale 2016

Singapore Biennale 2016 Affiliate Project DECK Robert Zhao Renhui The Natural History of An Island Singapore Biennale 2016 Affiliate Project DECK Robert Zhao Renhui The Natural History of An Island Singapore Biennale 2016 Affiliate Project DECK Robert Zhao Renhui The Natural History of An Island

In The Natural History of an Island, artist Robert Zhao Renhui looks at the natural history of Singapore in a 100-year frame, based on his collection of images of Singapore’s natural landscape from the 1900s. Using a self-made mobile expedition vehicle, the artist explores and maps out ‘natural’ spaces in tress in Singapore, uncovering historical narratives along the way. Investigating Singapore’s relationship with its natural landscapes through the years, The Natural History of an Island examines the various ways in which the landscape has been altered based on needs and desires from nature.