Speak Softly. Speak Low. present works by Liana Yang that examines the ephemeral rollercoasters of relationships. From her early work What My Pussy Loves to her ongoing The Innocence Project, Yang’s works illuminate the predicaments arising from love, desires and power.
About the Artist
Liana Yang is rarely motivated by direct beauty, but rather by the aesthetics of social interactions. She is drawn to the trivialities and oddities that we encounter in our daily experiences. This includes the enigmatic and unseen aspects of relationships, as well as explorations of memory and associations in our contemporary culture. By combining photography, video, sound and found objects, her methodologies usually employ sex as the starting point, and involve subversions with sexual references and objectification. A process she hopes will offer a compelling discourse in understanding societal views. Her more recent interests explore the realms of contemporary romance and social economies.
Her works have been showcased both locally and internationally, such as OH! Open House, Singapore, Chobi Mela International Festival of Photography, Bangladesh, Arles Photography Open Salon, France, SIPF at 8Q@SAM, Singapore, Artissima 19, Italy and Warsaw Photo Days, Poland. Her three self-published photobooks have also been selected and showcased in major cities. More recently, she completed a three-month creative exchange program with Transcultural Collaboration 2017 in Zurich, Switzerland and Hong Kong, which focused on multi-disciplinary collaborations amongst its participants.