The inspirational, conceptual comic exhibition and cross-cultural program Tian Tian Xiang Shang 天天向上 (TTXS) by renowned international artist Danny Yung, debuts in Singapore. The exhibition promises to be an exciting cross-sector and multidisciplinary display of art and creativity.
To literally mean ‘looking up every day’, TTXS was created in the 1970s by Danny Yung, the coartistic director and founding member of Zuni Icosahedron, and one of the most influential artist and cultural figures in Hong Kong and greater Asia who has been recognised internationally for his lifetime contribution to the arts and cultural exchanges. TTXS started out as a conceptual comic about a curious little boy, Tian Tian, who is always asking questions, and refusing to be a model student just focused on his books. Tian Tian’s white three-dimensional body represents a blank piece of paper full of possibilities that people can write or draw on to express their thoughts, ideas and emotions. It also represents a platform for discussion, engagement and creativity.
For over a decade, the TTXS project has travelled to and has been represented in major cities like Tokyo, Seoul, Milan, Vancouver and Paris, to name a few. It has also been invited to prominent cultural institutions and events around the world such as the TODAY ART MUSEUM – Beijing, Museum of Contemporary Art – Shanghai, and the world-famous Smithsonian Folklife Festival – Washington DC.
From 28 July to 21 August 2017, Raffles City will be transformed into a major public art space, with more than a thousand Tian Tian figurines of varying sizes, displayed around the mall at Level 1.
Venue: Raffles City Level 1, Singapore
When: 28 Jul - 21 Aug 2017,