Song Tao


Born in Shanghai (China) in 1979. Lives and work in Shanghai (China).

Song Tao works primarily with video and photographs to depict ordinary reality, using his life, that of his friends, and their every day surroundings as the primary subject of his work. Creating images that tell about the urban experience, the life of the city and of its inhabitants, and evoking the atmospheres and sensations of a flâneur in an Asian 21st-century metropolis is the obsession of the artist, who has chosen Shanghai as his privileged object of observation. The artist looks for a reading key other than the value of presence, his own presence and that of others, in the Asian metropolis, trying to exorcise the fear that everything may merge into a flat, undifferentiated scenario.




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