Dinner with the Kushions (2021)
Samuel Xun

Mixed Medium Installation

Singapore Art Week, Creative Unions at Bernina Funan

Employing high aestheticism and material culture as a commentary on taste and class, Xun’s soft sculpture is made with ostentatious and seemingly luxurious textiles. When contrasted with the banality of its modest and commonplace surroundings, the work is seemingly out of place. However, in a surprising and ironic “gotcha” moment–the actual materiality of the piece subverts the artifice present in the work. This further forces the viewer to question the value and the notion of taste and aesthetics - how it is produced, cultivated, nurtured and staged within a public space.