In recent years, there has been growing awareness of Singapore’s stray animal population and concerns for the way the animals are treated. Concerted nationwide efforts by the authorities, veterinarians and animal welfare groups have led to the implementation of programmes that manage the population in more compassionate and sustainable ways. This has resulted in a higher incidence of sterilised animals being rehomed or adopted.
This spirited installation by Singapore artist Chua Boon Kee presents a group of cats and dogs that have found their way to the Esplanade Concourse, searching for a home to belong to. The scene is created with 120 fibreglass sculptures: some brightly-hued to represent sterilised animals which have received a new lease of life; others cloaked in neutral tones symbolising unsterilised stray animals facing an uncertain future. Inspired by the new developments in animal welfare, the artist invites the public to contemplate the individual’s agency in shaping the future of the stray animals that wander our streets.
Venue: Esplanade Concourse
When: 14 Jul - 11 Nov 2018,