Sackler Gallery to Present First Major U.S. Exhibition of Contemporary Artist Fiona Tan

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WASHINGTON, DC.- The first major U.S. exhibition of internationally renowned contemporary artist Fiona Tan will be on view at the Sackler Gallery Sept. 25 – Jan. 16, 2011. “Fiona Tan: Rise and Fall” includes video installations and photographs exploring the individual’s place in a world increasingly shaped by global culture. By integrating archival film footage and photographs, original location shooting and the spoken word, her works question the relationship among images, narrative and memory. The works on view invite reflection on the role of the recorded image in the experience of time and the construction of individual identity. “The exhibition is largely autobiographical,” said Carol Huh, curator of contemporary art and organizer of the exhibition at the Freer and Sackler galleries. “Through Tan’s works, we gain a sense of her own personal journey through the world.” Tan’s