November 23, 2004 - Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago - Fiona Tan: ‘Correction’
November 23, 2004

Fiona Tan: ‘Correction’

Fiona Tan

on view through January 23, 2005

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
220 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60610

Catalogue now available

Catalogue now available Fiona Tan: Correction
64 pages
Approx. 60 color illustrations
Essays by Francesco Bonami, Tessa Jackson, and Joel Snyder

“A filmed photograph stretches time, and in those often uncomfortable moments a lot happens: The viewer can see the embarrassment, bewilderment, and anger or the curiosity and shyness due to the confrontation with the camera.” –Fiona Tan

Artist Fiona Tan works somewhere between the still photograph and the moving picture. In her “moving photographs,” the before and after of the captured image is revealed; that which lies outside the frame crawls in. Correction, her latest project and the first to be made in the United States, includes several hundred filmed portraits of prisoners and prison guards, a multitude of citizens kept out of sight from mainstream society. This book, produced by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, documents Correction with generous color illustrations and a group of insightful essays. University of Chicago Professor of Art History Joel Snyder discusses the project in detail, commenting on its social significance; Tessa Jackson, Founding Artistic Director of the Artes Mundi Prize, a new international visual art prize for which Fiona Tan was short listed, considers Tan’s larger body of work; and MCA Manilow Senior Curator Francesco Bonami assumes the voice of a prisoner in a text that complements the artist’s visual project.

To purchase a catalogue, please visit the MCA Store, order online at, or call 312.397.4001.
Fiona Tan: Correction is currently on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art through January 23, 2005.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
220 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60610

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
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