First Generation

Chong Fah Cheong

First placed in Singapore: 2000

Singapore River, behind Fullerton Hotel


Patron: Far East Organization and Singapore Tourism Board

Very site specific, though in a way that opens an interesting contrast: the sculpture shows a behavior that would not be possible in this place, in so many ways. Hygiene, public order, etc... This implied transgression balances out the nostalgia in the work. Chong Fah Cheong has shown himself interested in such questions before - he did a series of sculptures that could be read as ironic representations of Singapore's public benches.

Text of the Label:

First Generation 'Chong Fah Cheong, sculptor presented by Far East Organization Singapore Tourism Board December 28, 2000

Last updated: Dec-5-2020

First Generation

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