Ang Song Nian
As They Grow Older And Wiser
Self-published, Semi-hard cover
Designed by The Strangely Good
This publication was produced together with the exhibition of the same name by Ang Song Nian. That exhibition marks the debut of a new photographic series and installation, presented as part of the artist’s participation in the Bangkok University Gallery’s Artist-in-Residence programme. At the heart of the show is a site specific work made up of six installations created as a response to the artist’s observation on methods of control. In particular, the ways in which potted plants, as well as trees—young and old—are being manipulated to fit into the urban landscape of Bangkok. Here the artist re-presents the controlled environment of plant nurseries.
As They Grow Older And Wiser / Ang Song Nian
Ang Song Nian 洪松年 (b. 1983, Singapore) works with found materials and traces of human behaviours made visible within landscapes through photographic documentations and installation. Intrigued by the narration of thoughts and ideologies through visuals, he has always favoured a microscopic approach to concepts and narration, a style which he always employ to open up details in photography. His recent exhibitions include Unearthed at the Singapore Art Museum, Engaging Perspectives at the Centre for Contemporary Art (Singapore). He has exhibited in the Photo Espana Festival (Spain), Lianzhou International Photo Festival (China), Dali International Photo Festival (China), Gallery Jinsun (Seoul, South Korea), Hanmi Gallery (London) and the Institut d’Estudis Ilerdencs (Lleida, Spain). Song Nian’s works has been awarded the Winner for Photography in the Noise Singapore 2012, selected for the top 30 finalists in the Sovereign Asian Art Prize in both 2011 and 2014, eCrea Award (Spain, 2010) and honourable mentions in Magenta Foundation Flash Forward (UK, 2010) and Association of Photographers Awards (UK, 2010). In 2012, he was awarded the International Graduate Scholarship for his graduate studies at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London.