The Thinker sculpture by Taiwanese artist Lee Kuang-Yu donated to Gardens by the Bay
On your next visit to the Cloud Forest of Gardens by the Bay, don’t miss the Thinker sculpture by Taiwanese artist Lee Kuang-Yu.
Sculpture Thinker by Taiwanese artist Lee Kuang-Yu
The Thinker was among 16 sculptures by Mr. Lee on display at the Cloud Forest for the first large-scale art exhibition to take place in the Cloud Forest. A sculptor’s secret garden back in August 2020.
At that time, the Cloud Forest had just reopened to the public after the Circuit Breaker period.
The Thinker was donated by the Taipei Representative Office in Singapore and the Taipei Business Association in Singapore to Gardens by the Bay on its tenth anniversary.
Representative of the Taipei Representative Office in Singapore, Francis Liang Kuo-Hsin, said, “The donation of Thinker, Lee’s signature work of homage to nature and life, to the permanent collection of Gardens by the Bay, bears witness to an important stage in the exchange of art between Taiwan and Singapore. Singapore is a master at blending nature and city life, while Taiwan is fertile ground for cultivating the humanities and arts that promote curiosity and tolerance. Just as Gardens by the Bay inspires and uplifts the spirits of all its visitors with its blend of botanical beauty and artistry, we hope that Singapore and Taiwan can leverage each other’s complementary strengths to create positive synergies for two parts.
President of the Taipei Business Association in Singapore, James Yang, said: “The Taipei Business Association in Singapore is honored and delighted to be part of the donation of Thinker, the iconic bronze sculpture by Taiwanese sculptor Lee Kuang-Yu, to the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Gardens by the Bay. It is a progression to another level in promoting cultural exchanges between Singapore and Taiwan.
The Thinker is the latest addition to Gardens by the Bay’s growing collection of world-class sculptures. He had also recently received a donation of a work by Dale Chihuly, which is also on display at the Cloud Forest.