PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay
6 Raffles Blvd, level 1 and 5
13 January - 28 February 2022
“Once, I was told that each of them will grow to reveal beautiful stories on their own as they grew older and wiser.
Our never ending and voracious appetite for this need to control our environment has resulted in this interesting little pot of nature, which we have wilfully claimed ours – something to play around with.
While after all the possibilities that have been created, we sometimes arrange them en masse and pass them off as what we will then like to perceive as natural all over again.
As They Grow Older And Wiser leads us in to human-controlled landscapes and the limits of possibilities to the construction of an induced natural environment through potted plants..”
Ang Song Nian, 2017
PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay is one of the most iconic hotels in Singapore with its breathtaking ‘Garden-in-a-Hotel’ concept. More than 2,400 elements of flora have been lovingly planted in the interiors of the cavernous skylit atrium where we are standing, integrating nature and architecture harmoniously.Song Nian’s photographic series As They Grow Older And Wiser observes the beauty of human-crafted landscapes, heightening our sensation and appreciation of the hotel’s distinctive biophilic design.
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These large-sized photographic prints are from the series As They Grow Older And Wiser, where artist Ang Song Nian re-presents the controlled environment of plant nurseries in Singapore and Thailand.