Installation | Stanley Picker Fellow Erika Tan’s ‘Barang-Barang’

Erika Tan Barang-Barang (2022) video still © Erika Tan. Commissioned by Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University. Dora Gordine’s Asian subjects brought together in Dorich House Museum.

‘Barang-Barang’, a multi-faceted installation by Stanley Picker Fellow Erika Tan, opened last week at our partner site Stanley Picker Gallery. The project focuses on the legacies of four female artists: Dora Gordine, Georgette Chen, Kim Lim, and Fay Tan. The centrepiece of the installation is a film exploring a speculative encounter between these four women, which was filmed on location at Dorich House Museum.

To accompany the exhibition at Stanley Picker Gallery, Erika Tan has intervened in the permanent collections at Dorich House Museum. At the museum’s entrance, visitors are greeted with a video of Gordine’s bust of Chia-Chu Chang, which sits opposite Gordine’s self-portrait in a visual dialogue. Tan has also requested that the bronze heads of Gordine’s unidentified Asian subjects be turned to face away from visitors.

‘Barang-Barang’ will run until Saturday 9 April 2022. Tickets to visit the show at Stanley Picker Gallery can be booked here, and tickets for Dorich House Museum can be booked here. For more information on Tan’s fellowship project please visit Stanley Picker Gallery’s website.

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