Slideshow Party: A Feminist Sharing of Art and Other Provocations, 2023
For this biennale, Erika Tan will join curator Adele Tan and invited guests for an afternoon of making present, visible and audible the experiences, networks and art practices of women practitioners in and from Singapore. Entitled Slideshow Party: a feminist sharing of art and other provocations, the programme will take place on 19 March, Sunday, between 3pm to 6pm. For more information on the programme and to register, please click here.
Erika Tan (b. 1967) is an artist and curator whose work is primarily research-led and manifests itself in multiple formats such as moving image, publications, curatorial and participatory projects. This practice emerges from her interests in anthropology and the moving image, that also inform her work. She works with archival artifacts, exhibition histories, received narratives, contested heritage, subjugated voices and the transnational movement of ideas, people and objects. Appointed to the Stanley Picker Fellowships at Kingston University in 2018, she is Course Leader of the MA in Fine Art, Reader in Contemporary Art Practice in Central Saint Martins and an Associate Researcher in the Decolonising Art Institute, UAL (London). Tan’s most recent research has focused on the postcolonial and transnational; her future projects point towards the digitisation of collective cultural memory and cloud architecture through the prism of ruins, hauntings, and mnemonic collapse.
Adele Tan studied English Literature at the National University of Singapore and received her MA and PhD in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. She is Senior Curator at National Gallery Singapore, overseeing the post-1970s collection and displays, as well as contemporary commissions for the museum. Her research focuses on modern and contemporary art in Southeast Asia and China, with a special interest in performative practices and new media.