A culmination and manifestation of a lifelong fascination with the ritual of offering, juxtaposed against a backdrop of an ever-changing modernity in cosmopolitan Singapore, these works breathe fresh life into how we perceive an age-old tradition and make it accessible and acceptable. This co-existence of the old and the new is natural and unquestioned. In rethinking, reimagining, and reworking the traditional representation of the ritual of offering, Wai Teik imparts his contemporary sensibility to it. Singapore is a new nation, but has deep roots in Chinese history, and these works explore how we construct and hold on to tradition in a time and place that is becoming increasing ‘ rootless’.
Artist Conversation: 8 April 2018, Sunday 3 – 4 pm
Venue: Chan + Hori Contemporary, 6 Lock Road #02-09 Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108934
When: 6 - 29 Apr 2018,