Saturday, June 20, 2009

Pink Saturday-Visit to the Museum (Part 2)-Art on Site

My pink contribution for Pink Saturday is this cute art exhibition in The National Museum of Singapore. This Rotunda on Level 1 of the museum always has different displays here. It is the centrepiece.


This artpiece is known as Love Tank (The Temple) and created by S. Teddy D (Indonesia).


Tanks, synonymous with the landscape of war, are instrumental war machines in the propagation of western supremacy.


Pagoda, adorned with lotuses and often part of a temple compound, believed to be the padmasana, the seats of gods and goddesses who rule this world, is the shape of temples and a symbol for the levels of pure love in Eastern cultures.


This work expresses the interaction between the East and West cultures – an interaction which often ends in clashes. The adaptation of these cultures is symbolised through the visual language of seven tanks stacked on top of one another forming a tall structure resembling a Pagoda. The tanks are decorated or camouflaged with red lotuses and the juxtaposition transforms the killing machine into one that conveys love and peace to humankind. (Source taken from National Museum.



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8 comments:

Ferreira-Pinto said...

And where is the panther? :)

caren said...

How interesting! Thank you for sharing with us since we can't just pop over and see for ourselves.

Happy PS!

CC said...

I love the thought of love and peace towards all humankind.
Someday...let it be...

Claudia said...

I absolutely love this! It says so much and I think it makes a strong statement against the war mentality. Thanks so much for sharing this, Alice! Happy Pink Saturday!

♥Mimi♥ said...

Lovely pink blog post! Another Saturday, where I am taking in all of the pink and visiting some of the most lovely blogs in cyberspace. I need the pink this morning, it's all dark and raining outside. So thanks for the uplift☺

Wishing you and those you l♥ve a weekend filled with sunshine, good food and many, tender memories.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Alice, I really enjoyed your post! Very informative and interesting!

Thanks for sharing!

Tina

the donG said...

hahaha... pink tanks! first in the world. i didnt know they'll look cute in pink.

Lara said...

this is the only good use of the tanks!