Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission Series 2018: Rirkrit Tiravanija
24 January - 28 October
Drawing on regional materials, traditions of craft and architecture, Rirkrit Tiravanija presents a site-specific installation in the form of a large-scale bamboo maze with a wooden tea house at its centre.
Named untitled 2018 (the infinite dimensions of smallness), the immersive installation which stands at a towering four metres high, draws its inspiration from materials, craftwork and architecture from Asia. The maze references traditional hand-built bamboo scaffolding found across Asia, while the Japanese tea house evokes the rich culture of tea with its centuries-old ceremonies. Visitors are invited to navigate through the bamboo maze as they go in search of finding something special such as the wooden teahouse located at its centre, and along the way, encounter and interact with each other.
This is the second showcase of the Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission series, which invites leading international artists to create site-specific installations that explore the definition of Southeast Asia as a region, place and concept. Each showcase runs from January to October, accompanied by a lineup of public programmes. The first commission was by Vietnamese-born Danish artist Danh Vo (2016–2017). The Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Gallery is made possible through a gift by Far East Organization.
Photo Credit: National Gallery Singapore.