Detail of schoolbooks and schoolbags from installation Flying in the Fragmentary, 2016-18

ArtHop Reviews ‘Flying in the Fragmentary’

18 Jul 2018

“However, this exhibition was not all gloom. On the other hand, Flying the Fragmentary suggested hope for the next generation. There is common belief that education is a sure escape from poverty, a leap towards an ideal standard of living. Children in a video shown on a television screen spoke of the same aspirations. Their ideas of hope were objectified by the rattan mannequins, which were seemingly unrestricted in their buoyancy. Rattan is an accessible material that can be used as a structure to create a spectrum of things: from a toy to a house. Similarly, education can be a tool for the children to build their future.”

ArtHop’s Eunice Lacaste reviews Nge Lay’s solo exhibition in an online feature. Read the full review here.