Wing 1By Svay Sareth
Textile (Cotton, Fabric, Thread), Cotton, kapok and nylon
Dimensions: 90cm (H) x 50cm (W) x 8cm (D) / 35.4" (H) x 19.7" (W) x 3.1" (D)
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Wings of Throne features eight pairs of Svay Sareth’s soft sculptures in the form of camouflage dragon’s wings. It was said that the monarch in current power is often supported by wings allowing a dragon to fly through Cambodia’s history, spanning forty-five years. These wings are thus deemed as a necessary vessel to Cambodian society, wherein the rules to support a master crown once fraught with corruption and bloodshed, are now idealized to be upheld with honour and true liberation. Through elements of satire accompanied with touch-friendly material choices, the artist presents the dilemma and diorama of a post-war dream for artistic freedom.
Based in: Siem Reap
Svay Sareth’s works in sculpture, installation and durational performance are made using materials and processes intentionally associated with war – metals, uniforms, camouflage and actions requiring great endurance. While his critical and cathartic practice is rooted in an autobiography of war and resistance, he refuses both historical particularity and voyeurism …
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