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Wherein one hands over the ways of seeing loot, land and labour and thereby builds complicity in the exculpation; you are now partners in crime, 2013 (printed 2015)

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Yee I-Lann is recognized for her experimental technique of splicing together visual references, from history to pop culture, to examine the complex history of imperialism, particularly in her native Southeast Asia.

Her portfolio Picturing Power explores how photography was used to lay claim to land and culture through imagery. She places particular emphasis on the Dutch colonial legacy in Malaysia, with images sourced from archives and the artist’s own photographs. The works, with long allegorical titles, suggest a present deeply influenced by a colonial legacy.

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Title
Wherein one hands over the ways of seeing loot, land and labour and thereby builds complicity in the exculpation; you are now partners in crime
Artist Life
born 1971
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2015.87.7
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surveyor wearing a turban standing on a triangular image of grass

© 2013 Yee I-Lann

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