Residencies Online Studio Sessions: On Growth in Closely Glazed CasesArtist Talk by Marvin Tang (Singapore), Artist-in-Residence

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Residencies Online Studio Sessions: On Growth in Closely Glazed Cases
Artist Talk by Marvin Tang (Singapore), Artist-in-Residence

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In this livestreamed talk, Artist-in-Residence Marvin Tang traces the historical evolution of the Wardian case to unearth wider social, economic, and environmental implications of global plant migration. The Wardian case—a wooden case with glass panels developed in the mid-1800s that marked a revolution in long-distance plant transportation—evolved from the backyard experiment of an amateur naturalist into the backbone of botanical garden collections, plantation economies, eco-piracy, and labour migration in Southeast Asia. Shuttling between glazed plant enclosures and the glazed case of his own computer, Marvin will delve into an exploratory journey through his artistic practice, photographic observations, and ongoing archival research traversing manmade boundaries between indoor and outdoor and speculating on how attempts to contain and control plants shape Singapore’s contemporary relationship to nature.

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2020-09-02

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In this livestreamed talk, Artist-in-Residence Marvin Tang traces the historical evolution of the Wardian case to unearth wider social, economic, and environmental implications of global plant migration.

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General

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Online

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“Residencies Online Studio Sessions: On Growth in Closely Glazed CasesArtist Talk by Marvin Tang (Singapore), Artist-in-Residence,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed August 13, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/2662.