In the Skin of a Tiger: Monument to What We Want (Tugu Kita)

Artist: Sharon Chin
installation | 13 banners made from reclaimed fabric | 2019

For SB2019, Sharon Chin presents a large-scale fabric installation comprising monochromatic banners in sky blue, dark blue, red, green and white. The banners are meticulously quilted from fabric cut-outs salvaged from discarded political flags collected by the artist after the recent Malaysian general election. The colours of these flags represent different political parties and ideologies, and also signify a coded description of the nation’s lived history, encompassing the attitudes and aspirations of everyday folk. Incorporating a public participation element – members of the public were invited to gather and sew something on these banners – the work explores how power is negotiated in both private and public spheres through participation and performance.


Singapore Biennale 2019 - Every Step In The Right Direction | 2019.11.22 - 2020.03.22 | Asian Civilisations Museum(Singapore, Singapore) | Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay(Singapore) | Far East Plaza(Singapore, Singapore) | Gillman Barracks(Singapore, Singapore) | LASALLE College of the Arts(Singapore, Singapore) | National Gallery Singapore(Singapore, Singapore) | National Library of Singapore(Singapore, Singapore) | National Museum of Singapore(Singapore, Singapore) | Singapore Art Museum (SAM)(Singapore, Singapore) | SMU de Suantio Gallery(Singapore) | W!LD RICE @ Funan