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REVIEWS

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Simryn Gill

Perspectives
Simryn Gill, Forking Tongues, 1992, Silver plate, cutlery and dried chili peppers, 600 x 600 cm,

© Simryn Gill Courtesy Queensland Art Gallery Foundation

Simryn Gill is the quintessential postcolonial artist, less so because of her transnational biography - Indian extraction, born in Singapore, raised in Malaysia and now based in Sydney - than because of her deep engagement with the history of colonial expansion in Southeast Asia. She obliquely traces that history's effects on culture and landscape through objects, texts and photographs. The Arthur…

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