‘A genuinely poetic portrait of place’ – New York Times
Screening and discussion with artist Fiona Tan on her remarkable cultural, temporal and geographic portrait of Mount Fuji. Revealed through thousands of photographs, Ascent blurs the boundary between both documentary and fiction, the still and moving image, to compelling effect.
Fiona Tan will be in conversation with Gareth Evans after the screening.
Elsewhere Fiona Tan’s solo show runs at Frith Street Gallery from 16 November 2018 – 12 January 2019.
In association with Frith Street Gallery
Fiona Tan is a visual artist and filmmaker. She is best known for her skillfully crafted video and film installations, in which explorations of memory, time, history 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 to date two feature length films. Recent solo exhibitions took place at the Museum für Modern Kunst, Frankfurt (2016), De Pont Museum, Tilburg (2017), Izu Photo Museum, Japan, Mudam, Luxembourg, Nasjonalmuseet Oslo, The BALTIC, Gateshead, UK, Fiona Tan – Inventory, at the MAXXI, Rome and the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2013-14); Ellipsis at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan; Vox Populi London at the Photographer’s Gallery, London (2012); Fiona Tan – Rise and Fall, a touring solo exhibition at Aargauer Kunsthaus, Switzerland; Vancouver Artgallery, Sackler Galleries, Washington DC and Galerie L’Uqam, Montreal (2010-2011). With her solo presentation Disorient, Fiona Tan represented The Netherlands at the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009). Her work has been shown at various international group shows including in the São Paulo Biennial (2010), Venice Architecture Biennale (2010), Documenta IX (2002), Istanbul Biennale (2001). Her 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. Fiona Tan lives and works in Amsterdam.