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Misplaced Commas and Cannibalistic Tendencies

Tan, Erika (2017) Misplaced Commas and Cannibalistic Tendencies. In: Flights From Empire, 18 & 19th June 2017., House of World Cultures, Berlin..

Type of Research: Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item
Creators: Tan, Erika
Description:

The presentation revolves around two connected works: Come Cannibalize Us, Why Don’t You? and Apa Jika, The Mis-placed Comma. Both projects discuss practices of collecting and display in the context of colonial and post-colonial museums and explore possible points of re-entry for the fugitive or rogue object. Come Cannibalize Us, Why Don’t You? is an artistic response that re-visits the artifacts and writings from an exhibition shown at the NUS Museum. Apa Jika, The Mis-placed Comma focuses on the ‘forgotten’ figure of a Malayan weaver in the British Empire Exhibition in 1924. The work was commissioned for the inaugural launch of Singapore’s National Gallery, and is currently exhibited in The Diaspora Pavilion, Venice. Both artworks engage with the tropes and traps involved in representation, and the transnational entanglements of moving objects and people.

Official Website: https://www.hkw.de/en/programm/projekte/veranstaltung/p_134079.php
Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: james scott, zomia, artist strategy, post colonial history, minor histories,
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Central Saint Martins
Date: 18 June 2017
Related Websites: https://www.hkw.de/en/app/mediathek/audio/56692, https://voicerepublic.com/talks/erika-tan-misplaced-commas-and-cannibalistic-tendencies, https://youtu.be/UXY1Mw6rG9M, https://www.hkw.de/en/programm/projekte/2017/2_oder_3_tiger/flights_from_the_empire/2_3_tiger_flights_from_the_empire.php
Event Location: House of World Cultures, Berlin.
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2017 11:09
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2017 11:09
Item ID: 11411
URI: http://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/11411

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