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The Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA)
Thursday 23 February, 19:30
Ascent presents Mount Fuji, the holy Japanese volcano, in every shot of this kaleidoscopic compilation of photos. Balancing between documentary and fiction, this filmic experiment is illuminated by a soundtrack of an English woman’s voice reminiscing about her dead Japanese lover who once climbed the volcano.
Geography of Time
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
17 February — 24 June 2017
Artist Talk: Friday 17 February, 12pm
This exhibition is chronologically situated between May You Live in Interesting Times (1997), Fiona Tan’s early autobiographical film, and Nellie (2013), a portrait of Cornelia van Rijn, Rembrandt’s illegitimate daughter, who emigrated from Amsterdam to Indonesia at the age of 16. Comprised of four major video installations by the artist, including Lapse of Memory (2007) and Diptych (2006 -11), the exhibition explores relationships between the still image, moving image and sound, as well as their spatial and architectural dimensions.
De Pont Museum, Tilburg
11 February – 11 June 2017
As part of De Pont Museum’s 25th anniversary celebrations Fiona Tan has been invited to exhibit in the newly renovated and extended museum. Centered on Tan’s 2016 audiovisual and photographic installation Ascent, the new solo exhibition also includes work by the artist from the past decade, as well as several new pieces.
The Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Massachusetts
10 February – 9 July 2017
Prayer Project, an installation of meditative video portraits, was installed to dramatic effect in the chapel at the National Trust Tyntesfield as part of her major solo exhibition, Emotional Archeology, organized by the Arnolfini in Bristol in 2016.
Collecting Europe Artist Commissions: The Return of Tipu’s Tiger
Victoria and Albert Museum, London (Lunchroom, Learning Centre)
Performances: 1 February, 4pm & 3 February, 7:30pm
Raqs Media Collective are participating in Collecting Europe Artist Commissions at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Their project, entitled ‘The Return of Tipu’s Tiger’, takes one of the V&A’s most popular objects and considers how visitors might react to it in the future. An 18th-century automaton from South India, Tipu’s Tiger reminds us of the ongoing battle between defeat and victory, man and nature, history and mystery.
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