Fiona Tan: Rise & Fall

When 25 Sep 2010 - 16 Jan 2011
Where Freer Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Avenue Southwest
Washington D.C., DC 20439-0001
United States
Enquiry 202-633-4880

Rise And Fall: Works by Fiona Tan

A Lapse of Memory, 2007.  Courtesy of the artist and Freer Sackler Gallery Washington D.C.


September 25, 2010 – January 16, 2011

Press Release:

This exhibition of photographs and videos by Indonesian-born artist Fiona Tan is the first major presentation of her work in the United States. Tans installations deftly meld the past with the present in profoundly evocative works that explore the power of images in constructing memories and histories. Whether drawing on old photographs, seventeenth-century Dutch painting, or nineteenth-century orientalist architecture, her conceptual and aesthetic approach adds a compelling dimension to understanding Asian art and culture in the world today. This exhibition is organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery in British Columbia.  Tan now lives and works in Amsterdam.

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