Piers Masterson

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Title

Piers Masterson

Subject

Description

Piers Masterson is a writer, curator and lecturer based in London, with professional interests in contemporary visual arts development, gallery management, museums and public art.

Research Focus

In addition to publishing of History of Java (1817), Raffles curated displays of objects and pictures from Southeast Asia in his London homes. Through these displays, Raffles promoted several archetypes for colonial fantasies of Southeast Asia that were recirculated through the 20th century. During the fellowship, Masterson will examine the ways in which contemporary Singaporean artists appropriate and re-contextualise these images of the tropics for their specific aims.

Contributor

Contributor Item Type Metadata

First Name

Piers

Surname or Business Name

Masterson

Years Affiliated

2019

Occupation

Writer
Curator
Lecturer

Biographical Text

As a writer, curator, and lecturer based in London with professional interests in contemporary visual arts development, gallery management, museums, and public art, Piers Masterson has curated and commissioned numerous exhibitions and projects by artists including Sinta Tantra, Chila Burman, Suki Chan, Mona Hatoum, Faisal Abdu’Allah, and Isaac Julien, and has been closely working with the British Museum’s Raffles Collection.

Country of Practice

Public Resource Centre Affiliation

Contributor Type

Files

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Collection

Citation

“Piers Masterson,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed December 3, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/982.