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Fiona Tan: Footsteps—Artist Reception

Friday, Mar 15, 2024 at 5:30 pm

Location: Amphitheater Gallery

Join us for a reception with artist Fiona Tan to celebrate the opening of Footstepsnow on view in the Amphitheater Gallery. The reception will include a conversation between Tan and curator Sonia Epstein.

Footsteps is a 97-minute video installation that draws exclusively from films made between 1896 and the late 1920s found in the Eye Filmmuseum’s archive in Amsterdam. As was common in pre-color production, black-and-white film has been tinted, toned, and carefully hand colored. Learn more about the exhibition, and when you can see it on view at Museum of the Moving Image.

Fiona Tan is a visual artist and filmmaker. She is best known for her video and film installations, in which explorations of memory, identity and the role of visual images are key. Her installations and photographic works have been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions in international venues. She has written and directed three feature length films to date. Recent solo exhibitions have taken place at Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam (2022); Kunsthalle Krems, Krems an der Donau (2020); Museum der Moderne Salzburg (2020); Sprengel Museum, Hannover (2019); and MAC’s (Grand-Hornu), Belgium (2019). Her work has been shown in international group shows including in the São Paulo Biennial, Venice Architecture Biennale, Documenta IX, Istanbul Biennale. Tan’s work is represented in numerous international public and private collections including the Tate Modern, London, the Guggenheim Museum New York, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the Neue National Galerie, Berlin and the MCA, Chicago.