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Tropicopolitan Objects

Ho Rui An

This performance is being presented in double bill with Fractured Memory by Ogutu Muraya.

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”.

29 October 2017


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.

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Ho Rui An