Malaysian artist Sharon Chin is calling for 150 participants in Singapore to join her in the making of “In the Skin of A Tiger: Monument to What We Want (Tugu Kita)”, an artwork commissioned by the Singapore Biennale 2019.
The artist is inviting members of the public to sew on 13 plain banners made from recycled flags she collected after recent elections in Malaysia. Afterwards, these solid-coloured, geometric-shaped banners will be hung as a monument in National Gallery Singapore, symbolising the collective hope and effort that leads to change.
The crafty, relaxed, 1.5 hours participatory performance will take place at 5:00pm, Saturday, 9 Nov 2019, on the steps of Padang Atrium, National Gallery Singapore. Participants will then be able to witness the hoisting of the banners, which will happen after hours.
In August this year, a similar sewing session, utilizing the same banners, took place at the National Art Gallery of Malaysia. Therefore, this Singaporean event marks the culmination and final completion of Chin’s artwork, which has taken place across two countries and involved the cooperation of two national art institutions.
Participation is free of charge. All materials will be provided.
When: 9 Nov 2019, 5pm - 7.30pm