Stanley Wong: Lan Wei / Decaying End
16 April – 12 June 2010
Lan Wei / Decaying End is the first solo photography exhibition by Hong Kong artist Anothermountainman (Stanley Wong). The photographs presented are part of an on-going project, documenting abandoned, incomplete building projects from across Asia. The project looks at the economic down turn and its relation to the physical imagery of cities in China, Vietnam, Taiwan, Thailand, Cambodia, Turkey and Singapore.
In the beautiful photographic images that Stanley creates the buildings loom empty and abandoned, but far from being literal documentary images they are also sites where captivating and mysterious scenes are staged. The scenes of figures positioned amidst a few of their possessions evoke narratives of dreams and aspirations which like the buildings have been abandoned.
Stanley Wong’s images strongly reflect his experience as one of Asia’s leading advertising executives. Subjects often focus on social issues and his affection for his homeland Hong Kong. Stanley’s photographs and installations are shown internationally; his works ‘redwhiteblue’ were shown at the 2005 Venice Biennale. He is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale, a prestigious institution whose membership comprises the most elite graphic designers from around the world.