Where will you be standing when the First World falls?
Like a giant round of Jenga with Western civilisation as the stakes, Progress: The Game of Leaders invites you to take on the role of building a country. What blocks will you favour: economic progress or military spending? Higher standards of living or increasing globalisation? As players jockey for top position in the imaginary nation's guidance, the structure grows more precarious and its foundations grow ever more compromised. The game can only end one way.
Singaporean artist Sam Lo's Progress: The Game of Leaders is a playful and interactive allegory that asks what is put in peril by the unfettered progress of the First World, and is a refreshing take on world politics for a time that sorely needs it.
Presented with 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
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Progress: The Game of Leaders is commissioned by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art and Melbourne Festival.
PHOTO | Image courtesy the artist