Truly Existing Imaginary Genres

  • Installation view at Aichi Triennale 2019
    Truly Existing Imaginary Genres, 2019
    Photo: Takeshi Hirabayashi


In this work, you see different music genres, their sound, and some graphics that each genre represents. They have been made with "Microsoft PowerPoint", which is a popular presentation software. The film was made as a part of a project, based on the artists' workshop* called "A Song to Change the World."
You will not find these genres in record stores or music magazines, as the artists created them from their imagination.
There are genres that exist in the fields of art, cinema, and fashion. These genres have their own concepts and formats while being developed in response to the times in which they are created. By arranging each seemingly chronologically, each referring to the other, you may be able to indicate historical contexts.
Though genres are considered significant in the music industry, connected its commercialism, broadly speaking such does not matter to people who love music, whether professional or amateur.

*A workshop and performance are planned in September for the Aichi Triennale 2019

Song-Ming ANG

  • Born 1980 in Singapore
  • Based in Berlin, Germany and Singapore
  • Photo: Bryony Jackson

Selected Works & Awards

2017 The Meantime, Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, the Netherlands
2016 The World Precedes The Eye, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore
2015 14th Istanbul Biennial, SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms, Istanbul, Turkey


  • Born 1973 in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Based in Melbourne, Australia
  • Photo: Bryony Jackson

Selected Works & Awards

2018 Vanitas, Melbourne General Cemetery, Melbourne Writers Festival, Melbourne, Australia
2017 Greater Together (participated in as Field Theory), Australian Centre for Contemporary Art Melbourne, Australia
2014 The Physician (solo), City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand


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