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WHERE I WORK

Song-Ming Ang

TEXT BY DON J. COHN

Song-Ming Ang in his Berlin studio. Courtesy the artist.

The bohemian-ethnic Kreuzberg neighborhood in Berlin is rich in art galleries and Turkish döner kebap shops. Formerly a working-class residential area in East Berlin, it retains its character today despite two decades of gentrification. I met Singaporean artist Song-Ming Ang in his temporary studio-home at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien. The 19th-century hospital building was thoroughly refurbished in 2008, and Ang is the first artist invited to occupy one of the 25 spotless residences. His quiet, one room…

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