29 Aug '16, 4pm

Artist Zai Kuning and Curator June Yap to represent Singapore at Venice Biennale 2017 via Art

Artist Zai Kuning and Curator June Yap to represent Singapore at Venice Biennale 2017 via Art

Dapunta Hyang allows me to delve deep into a history and heritage of Southeast Asia not commonly found in history books on the Malay peoples and culture. […] it is not a presentation of history in material and object, or as ideology and in politics. Rather, it is about a sense of fellowship and solidarity that arises from knowing who we are. I am keen to have audiences spend time reflecting upon the elements the work combines: of craft in the sculpture of the ship, the subject of knowledge as embodied in the waxed books, the portraits of islanders and Mak Yong, and the voice of the Mak Yong master who speaks in a language rarely heard now in Singapore and Malaysia, even Indonesia. As for the concept of transmission of knowledge, it is not merely about a passing of information. Instead the receiver’s imagination is essential to this process. But even received knowledge and ...

Full article: http://artradarjournal.com/2016/08/29/artist-zai-kuning-a...

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