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How Loneliness Goes


Wed Jan 21 2015, 10:00am–10:00pm
Thu Jan 22 2015, 10:00am–10:00pm
Fri Jan 23 2015, 10:00am–10:00pm
Sat Jan 24 2015, 10:00am–10:00pm
Sun Jan 25 2015, 10:00am–10:00pm

Where: ION Art Gallery, Orchard Turn, Orchard Road, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: HPang

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.
“Nguan's How Loneliness Goes is a masterful colour portrait of quiet urban lives in one of the world's densest cities.”