M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2015: ‘As Loneliness Goes’ - Nguan

M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2015: ‘As Loneliness Goes’ - Nguan
  • DATE

    Jan 14, 2015 - Jan 25, 2015

  • Venue

    ION Art Gallery

    2 Orchard Turn
    #04-01 ION Orchard
    Singapore 238801
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The islandwide M1 Singapore Fringe Festival returns to ION Art for a sixth year, with the presentation of ‘As Loneliness Goes’, a series of some 20 photographs by acclaimed local photographer Nguan.  

‘How Loneliness Goes’ is about those of us who abide in the city. The photographs in the series employ Singapore’s distinct vernacular architecture as both scenery and supporting cast for a lyrical and ambivalent evocation of urban isolation. 

Whether depicted as being on their own or in the middle of a teeming crowd, the protagonists in the images appear detached and bereft – a part of the living, yet oddly apart from it. The work functions as an allegory for the impossibility of connection in modern life. The pictures also affirm the tenuous margins that divide maturity or worldliness from a sort of brokenness, and melancholy from a kind of peace.

‘As Loneliness Goes’ is commissioned by the Fringe and makes its world premiere at ION Art.

The book edition of ‘How Loneliness Goes’ will also be launched at the exhibition. Nguan will be present for the book signing on Sat 17 January, 2 pm – 3.30 pm.