Looking at history through a contemporary lens

Yee I-Lann creates powerful images of culture and power, reports CHEAH UI-HOON

IMAGES speak volumes, and artist Yee I-Lann knows that well, having built her career on shaping archival images into visual, pointed narratives set in today's context.

The East Malaysian is no stranger to Singapore given that she's taken part in many group exhibitions. But her upcoming exhibition is her first solo effort and features her works from mid-2000 to 2013.

If she could, she would have shown more. "I'm greedy - give me a show and I'll want to show as much as I can!" she quips.

Of the works she's chosen, only one has been shown here before. Taken from her Orang Besar series (2010), it was displayed at the Singapore Art Museum two years ago.

Yee isn't perturbed about showing her older works....

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