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Fiona Tan in gesprek met Marcella Lista

Fiona Tan: in conversation with Marcella Lista

Fiona Tan is known for her video and film installations in which she explores memory, history, globalisation and the role of images. Marcella Lista is Chief Curator of the New Media Collection at Centre Pompidou.

poster Fiona Tan in gesprek met Marcella Lista

Artist and filmmaker Fiona Tan talks to Marcella Lista, Chief Curator of New Media at Centre Pompidou, Paris. Centre Pompidou recently acquired Fiona Tan's Ascent (2016) for their collection. Ascent will be displayed at Centre Pompidou early next year.

Tan and Lista will discuss Ascent in relation to works in the Mountains and Molehills exhibition. They will discuss Tan's use of still and moving images but also the notion of narrative in relation to the idea of alienation. During the talk, fragments and stills of Tans works such as Tuareg (1999) and Elsewhere (2018) will be shown. There will also be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions. The conversation will be held in English.

Fiona Tan

Born in 1966 in Pekan Baru, Indonesia, Fiona Tan grew up in Australia before relocating in the late 1980s to Amsterdam, where she studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten. She is known for her video and film installations exploring memories, history, globalisation and the role of images. From 2 October to 8 January, her work can be seen at Eye in the exhibition Mountains and Molehills.

Marcella Lista

With a PhD in Art History, today's moderator Marcella Lista is since 2016 Chief Curator of the New Media Collection at the National Museum of Modern Art – Centre Pompidou, Paris. She has devoted research work to the visual culture of sound. She has published the exhibition catalogue, Ryoji Ikeda: continuum, and has recently curated exhibitions in the following centres: Beirut Art Center, Beirut; Carré d’Art, Nîmes; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Kanal-Centre Pompidou, Brussels; and for the Prix Marcel Duchamp 2018.

Following this programme, at 21:45, the cinema version of Fiona Tan's film Ascent will be screened. Tickets for this screening are available separately.

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