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Lot 051

SHARON CHIN
b. Kuala Lumpur, 1980

BENUA DALAM II, 2005

Transfer and collage on paper
49cm x 73cm

PROVENANCE
Private collection, Kuala Lumpur; acquired through Reka Art Space.

EXHIBITED
Boats & Bridges, Reka Art Space, Kuala Lumpur, 2005.


ESTIMATE  RM 3,000 - 5,000

PRICE REALISED  RM 2,800


Benua Dalam II (Inside Continent II) is an abstract piece executed in the same minimal manner as My Island Inside but with the insertion of various quotations from nine authors, writers, poets, play writers, revolutionary and even an Indonesian alternative rock band namely Lewis Carroll, Leon Trotsky, Salleh Ben Joned, Lee Kok Liang, Anais Nin, William Shakespeare, Paul Auster, Yukio Mishima and Sheila on 7. A significant association between these diverse individuals (and group) from different generations can be traced to their literature background.

Sharon Chin has gained regional exposure through her iconic interactive public art which gathered the participation of 100 men, women and children dressed in colourful sarong wraps, drenching themselves in plastic tubs of water in a mass Mandi Bunga (flower bath), a 10-minute performance art piece held at the lawn of National Museum in Singapore in 2013.