Artistic blend of traditional and futuristic

Visitors looking at an installation titled Scenography For A Chinese Science Fiction Opera at the Ming Wong: Next Year exhibition in Beijing yesterday. Mimicking the three-dimensional stage design of traditional theatre, Singaporean artist Ming Wong
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Visitors looking at an installation titled Scenography For A Chinese Science Fiction Opera at the Ming Wong: Next Year exhibition in Beijing yesterday. Mimicking the three-dimensional stage design of traditional theatre, Singaporean artist Ming Wong used wooden planks to create a futuristic set resembling the interior of a spaceship and swirling clouds. The installation is on display at the Ullens Centre for Contemporary Arts until Aug 9. The exhibition also features his reconfigured version of French film Last Year At Marienbad, in which he plays both the male and female protagonist.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 17, 2015, with the headline 'Artistic blend of traditional and futuristic'. Print Edition | Subscribe