Artist: Minstrel Kuik Ching Chieh
Title: 16 Sept 1963
Size (cm): 126 x 167
The Federation of Malaya was renamed Malaysia on 16 September 1963. This historical moment was captured in an old photograph which showed eight students standing together to form the word “Malaysia” in celebration of the new country. 16 Sept 1963 shows an inverted image of this photograph, through which Ms Kuik reminds viewers of her country’s heritage and shows how history can provide perspectives on the present.