REVIEW: The Weight of History @ Singapore Art Museum

ArtAsiaPacific
Apr 3, 2013 8:18AM

It’s difficult to imagine a private collector buying something like Thai artist Montien Boonma’s Nature’s Breath: Arokhayasala (1995). The installation is comprised of modular, makeshift columns formed from metal mesh boxes, the pillars arching at their summits to support numerous bags filled with medicinal plants. It seems incongruous, but eventually one figures out that the sharp, bitter fragrance of dried herbs drifting through the gallery emanates from the cryptic assemblage of industrial objects.

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