Why are they so afraid of a lotus?

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Title

Why are they so afraid of a lotus?

Description

“Speaking nearby” to the exhibition Trinh T. Minh-ha. Films., this research presentation showcases the Wattis Institute’s year-long research season on Trinh’s multifaceted practice as a filmmaker, writer and theorist. What does the promise of “speaking nearby” rather than “speaking about” look like today? What are the politics of hospitality? What are the problematics of “post-feminism,” and how do we challenge the West as the authoritative subject of feminist knowledge? Expanding the discursive orbit of these questions, the presentation features projects by artists Hồng-Ân Trương (US) and Genevieve Quick (US), and is accompanied by the online convening Mother Always Has a Mother, a result of the ongoing research collaboration between NTU CCA Singapore, Rockbund Art Museum (Shanghai), and the Wattis Institute.

Conceived by Kim Nguyen (Canada/United States), Curator and Head of Programs, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts (Wattis), San Francisco.

Coverage

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Short Description

“Speaking nearby” to the exhibition Trinh T. Minh-ha. Films., this research presentation showcases the Wattis Institute’s year-long research season on Trinh’s multifaceted practice as a filmmaker, writer and theorist.

Exhibition Mode

Exhibition Space

Location

Onsite (CCA)

Exhibition Start Date

2020-10-24

Exhibition End Date

2021-01-10

Collaboration

Yes

Commissioned Work

No

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Collection

Citation

“Why are they so afraid of a lotus?,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed October 16, 2021, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/135.