SAM Hoarding Commission: 'An Unnatural History' by Lee Xin Li and Darel Seow
The Singapore Art Museum at 8Q resides in the former Catholic High School. This site-specific mural draws on imagination and heritage to question the histories surrounding the area, and reflect on the museum’s role as a re-teller of official narratives.
'An Unnatural History' explores the struggle between man and nature within the heart of Singapore, the world’s greenest city. The mural is complemented by a website, an ever-growing, living archive with contributions from local interest groups and experts. The dialogue between the mural and website serves to expand the exchange of knowledge.
The work is a combination of Darel Seow’s passion for natural history and storytelling, and Lee Xin Li’s interest in heritage and architecture. By capturing Singapore’s cultural and natural history, the work challenges the viewer to consider what heritage means to them and to question the authenticity of the presentation in front of them.
For more information, visit https://www.singaporeartmuseum.sg/art-events/exhibitions/an-unnatural-history