Singaporean artist Chua Chye Teck’s 2008 artwork ‘Wonderland’ displays on a huge wall 500 hundred photos, each sized at 5 × 7 inches, fashioning an impactful and kaleidoscopic visual vista. The subjects of the ‘Wonderland’ photographs—little dolls, toy animals, ornaments, and so on—are discarded items from thrift stores and flea markets. The artist took photos of them in front of a plain background and scaled them up proportionally so that all objects have a similar size and presence when displayed side by side. Since the early 2000s, Chua’s interest and focus have been on found objects and environments that are largely overlooked or neglected. In ‘Wonderland’, the artist further develops and evokes a waning materialistic desire through a collection of ‘useless objects’.
Join our “Wonderland IG Challenge” from now on until September 13, upload a tiny object right next to you and together we create another Wonderland!
How to take part in the “Wonderland IG Challenge”:
- Find an object as the subject of your photograph.
- Place the object in front of a plain background and take a photo of it, in a square format.
- Upload the photo with #WonderlandTKC and a description of the object in fewer than 100 words*.
- Please send your post to “taikwuncontemporary” via IG direct message#.
Please upload only one photo in each post; participants are welcome to upload multiple “Wonderland IG Challenge” entries on Instagram.
Chua Chye Teck and the Tai Kwun Contemporary team will select outstanding entries and share them via our IG Story every two weeks. The selected participants will also receive special gifts from Tai Kwun Contemporary.
*Participants’ Instagram must be set to public account
#By sending the post to the Tai Kwun Contemporary Instagram, you agree to the chance of your photograph being reposted on the account