Minstrel Kuik tells stories of arrival and adaptation in KL with fabric scraps


Minstrel Kuik's '1976, Ketahanan Rakyat (The Strength Of People), Stories We Told Our Children' (fabric assemblage and mixed media, 2020). Photo: Richard Koh Fine Art

Contemporary artist Minstrel Kuik's works are often multi-layered when it comes to a subject's essence and details. Her new fabric assemblages are intricate but not flashy, grounded but not morose.

These 13 artworks at her solo show Memory Games For A House In Motion at Richard Koh Fine Art in Kuala Lumpur, have wooden sticks and frames serving as an anchor, upon which swatches of fabric, transferred photographic cut-outs and personal articles of clothing are carefully ironed, stitched and arranged.

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