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Fiona Tan: Goraiko. Sprengel Museum, Hannover

Posted 17 September 2019

21 September 2019 - 12 January 2020

Fiona Tan has been awarded the 2019 SPECTRUM International Prize for Photography of the Stiftung Niedersachsen. Her corresponding exhibition, Goraiko, opens this week at the Sprengel Museum.

In choosing Fiona Tan, the international jury praised her sensitive use of photography, taking into account the phenomenon of time and at the interface with the medium of film. As the title Goraiko (Arrival of Light) suggests, the exhibition will deal with the theme of light and slow movement. These two themes are expressed in condensed form in her film-photo project Ascent, which is being shown for the first time in Germany. This important work will be accompanied with other film installations and photographs by Tan, which - in addition to reflecting upon the nature of the medium - deal with pressing issues of our current times.

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Fiona Tan: Goraiko. Sprengel Museum, Hannover