Today I was mildly offended by Dawn Ng’s Walter after visiting the Singapore Art Museum (SAM), the former St Joseph Institution.
I was fond of the rabbit installation when it was installed at 8Q SAM. But I was a bit offended when I saw the familiar inflatable rabbit lying in the centre spot on a platform which was the former site of an altar.
Does the artistic licence extend beyond sacrilegious realms? Where is the line drawn on such matters?
“You shall not take the name of the LORD, your God, in vain…”
In recent months, the Singapore property market has slowdowned with Q1 sales numbers plummeted to their lowest level since the 2003 SARS epidemic.
However to celebrate a fully sold commercial development with invocation of God (see the enlarged version linked to the above image) certainly leaves a questionable impression.