2016

Marvin Tang
Stateland


Hidden from sight, small private plots of gardens and plantations have been secretly created in the state-owned forested grounds of Singapore. Camouflaged by the thick foliage that surrounds them, their existence is alluded to only by the hear-say of individuals emerging from deep within, carrying pots and plants. Stateland documents these mysterious spaces that have sprung up across the island, questioning their existence and the purpose they serve.

About the Artist
Marvin Tang (b. 1989, Singapore) uses photography as a tool of investigation. He is interested in the parallels between space and human interactions, and, crafting images that create new narratives in everyday spaces. His works have exhibited in Pingyao International Photography Festival (China), Suwon International Photo Festival (Korea) and Dali International Photography Festival (China).