Chinese artist Cao Fei presents a kinetic installation for National Gallery Singapore Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission
Make a splash
Renowned Chinese artist Cao Fei has made a splash in Singapore with her latest public art installation on the roof of the National Gallery Singapore.
Part of the Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission series, the five-metre tall Fú Chá features a swinging wooden boat that's complemented by four different soundscapes. Occasionally splashing Newater, the kinetic installation references Southeast Asia's immigrant history. Its name is pulled from a Chinese tale that revolves around a raft that travels the sea and Milky Way.
Cao Fei has personal links to Singapore and Southeast Asia; her ancestors and family have migrated to this region for work while the multimedia artist is married to Singaporean artist Lim Tzay Chuen and has two children.
Having previously exhibited at respected arts venues such as Centre Pompidou and MoMA PS1, the artist is set to present a solo exhibition at London's Serpentine Gallery in March before moving on to her first major solo show in China at Beijing's UCCA Centre for Contemporary Art in September.
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