Fiona Tan. Inventory

27 March – 8 September 2013
Gallery 5, Claudia Gian Ferrari Room, Level 2 Foyer

“Rome is a city rich in history, inhabited by archaeological remains and architectural ruins. The ideal place for investigating the relationship between objects and memory” Fiona Tan

This exhibition presents the worldwide debut of Fiona Tan’s latest work, Inventory.
Inventory was born out of the allure of the private home and museum of Sir John Soane, an enthusiastic collector who over two hundred years ago created, within the confines of his own residence, a private monument embodying the appeal of and the architect’s passion for Rome and featuring classical sculptures, fragments and details.

Around Inventory rotate a further three important video works by the artist – Correction, Disorient and Cloud Island – and a series of engravings selected from Piranesi’s series Le Carceri d’Invenzione (Imaginary Prisons), the source of inspiration for Correction and a work that established a fascinating dialogues with the architecture of Zaha Hadid.

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Realization of Inventory was made possible through the Philadelphia Museum of Art with generous support from the Wyncote Foundation. Additional support for the production was provided by the Leo Katz Collection, Bogotá, Colombia. The artist would like to thank the Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam for its support.

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