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Samson Young 楊嘉輝

Chinese, b. 1979

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Samson Young 楊嘉輝

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Chinese, b. 1979

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Biography

Multicultural paradigms, weaved into a symphony of image and sound, are at the heart of Hong Kong artist and composer Samson Young’s practice. With a formal cross-cultural training in music composition, Young channels his attunement to melody by pushing its formalist boundaries to create innovative cross-media experiences that touch upon the recurring topics of identity, war, and literature. Emphasising a sense of play and intellectual witticism through the inclusion of unexpected sounds (ranging from the ring of Gameboys, fanfare rides, and Cantonese nursery rhymes) to references of great works of fiction, Young builds peculiar scenarios that challenge one’s everyday associations with objects, stories, and spaces.

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Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
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Group show at a major institution
Guggenheim Museum
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 3 more
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Included in a major biennial
Biennale of Sydney
Biography

Multicultural paradigms, weaved into a symphony of image and sound, are at the heart of Hong Kong artist and composer Samson Young’s practice. With a formal cross-cultural training in music composition, Young channels his attunement to melody by pushing its formalist boundaries to create innovative cross-media experiences that touch upon the recurring topics of identity, war, and literature. Emphasising a sense of play and intellectual witticism through the inclusion of unexpected sounds (ranging from the ring of Gameboys, fanfare rides, and Cantonese nursery rhymes) to references of great works of fiction, Young builds peculiar scenarios that challenge one’s everyday associations with objects, stories, and spaces.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Guggenheim Museum
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Biennale of Sydney
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