Pagodas robot installation, by Collective Paper Aesthetics


Design group Collective Paper Aesthetics, which creates installations out of cardboard and paper, has designed a temporary five-metre high piece for the National Gallery Singapore.

The installation was created to celebrate the gallery’s first birthday, and is made from recycled cardboard. It is a physical reinterpretation of Malaysian artist Latiff Mohidin’s oil painting, Pagodas II.

The cardboard “robot” is made of 84 cardboard components, and is based outside the main gallery. 132 red paper lanterns have also been used within the structure, a symbol associated with festivals and a colour associated with good fortune in Asian culture.

It is one of 10 art installations located in and around the museum to mark its first anniversary. Each one is a reinterpretation of an artwork taken from the museum’s collection.