Tropicopolitan Objects by Ho Rui An
29 October 2017, 17.00
Created and performed by
Ho Rui An
Tropicopolitan Objects is the new lecture-performance of Ho Rui An after 'Solar: A Meltdown', which was shown in The Netherlands at SPRING Utrecht 2017. In 'Tropicopolitan Objects', the tropes of Empire melt away in the sweltering heat of the tropics. This lecture rewrites the history of the European colonial project as an inventory of objects (and objections) that reanimate the unruly world of the "tropicopolitan".
Ho Rui An
Ho Rui An is an artist and writer working in the intersections of contemporary art, cinema, performance and theory. He writes, talks and thinks around images, with an interest in investigating their emergence, transmission and disappearance within contexts of globalism and governance. He has presented projects at the 2nd Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Haus de Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), Hessel Museum of Art and CCS Bard Galleries (Annandale-on-Hudson), NUS Museum (Singapore), Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center (Manila), Serpentine Galleries (London), NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore and Para Site (Hong Kong). He is the Singapore desk editor for ArtAsiaPacific and has contributed to numerous publications. He lives and works in Singapore.