➔ Exhibition: 'Lan Wei/ Decaying End', Stanley Wong, 16 April - 12 June 2010

Exhibition: 'Lan Wei/ Decaying End', Stanley Wong, 16 April - 12 June 2010

Type: Exhibition

Information

Date(s)

2010 Apr 16 (has start date) ; 2010 Jun 12 (has end date)

History

Stanley Wong's first solo exhibition in the UK, featured a number of large scale prints of abandoned or unfinished housing projects from across Asia.

After the collapse of the Chinese housing marketing in the 1990s, huge numbers of building projects were abandoned across China, Taiwan, Thailand, Cambodia, Turkey and Singapore. The term 'Lan Wei' ('Decaying' and 'the ending') was coined to reference these building projects. The phrase came to mean not just the building projects but also something which is long drawn out and suspended between completion and destruction.

The artist's photographs attempted to capture the relics of the housing boom and reflect how 'Lan Wei' had manifested itself not only in building projects but also in other aspects of life.

Related People and Organisations

Chinese Arts Centre, 1989-2013 (Held)
Wong, Stanley, artist (Held)
Anothermountainman, artist (Held)

Related Places

Manchester (was location of)

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