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Fiona Tan

Born, 1966 in Indonesia

From the archived Documenta 11 website : www.documenta12.de//archiv/d11/data/english/index.html

“Fiona Tan’s works engage the traditional dialectic between the ethnographic claim to veritable objectivity of unprejudiced witness and the personal travelogue as the search for the subjective. She draws on photographic and filmic footage from various archives and combines them into expanded film and video installations. Traversing the threshold of early 20th century missionaries’ and travelers’ reportages, which served to reinforce the ‘place’ of Africans and Asians in the colonial hierarchy of power, Tan interlinks personal and social formations of identity.”

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