An evening with Simryn Gill and Michael Taussig -Presented by Russel Storer

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An evening with Simryn Gill and Michael Taussig -Presented by Russel Storer

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13 Jan 2016, Wed 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Internationally renowned anthropologist Michael Taussig will present A Test Case: The Palm Plantation as Violence and Art, addressing the African Palm in the context of northern Colombia where it is known as a “paramilitary crop”, taking over peasant land through brutality.

Based on Taussig’s recent anthropological fieldwork in Colombia, he will construct a tableau illustrating the onslaught of problems on a small village, taking into account the palm trees as a major factor, while questioning how art and politics intertwine.

Artist Simryn Gill will present Becoming Palm, and will speak about how the oil palm has come to embed itself in Southeast Asia. She will raise questions about its multifaceted role in the region: How do we think about the oil palm here? A tree, a landscape, a commodity, a friend, an intruder, an enemy? A saviour? A migrant? Can making art give any sense to these questions?

Date

2016-01-13

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English

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An evening with Simryn Gill and Michael Taussig - Presented by Russel Storer

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“An evening with Simryn Gill and Michael Taussig -Presented by Russel Storer,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed August 18, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/3128.