Jennifer Higgie

Event Public Program

Thao Nguyen Phan
Reincarnations of Shadows

9 November 2023 – 7.00pm

Lecture with Jennifer Higgie

The Public Program devoted to Thao Nguyen Phan’ exhibition Reincarnations of Shadows continues on Thursday 9 November 2023 at 7 PM with a lecture of Jennifer Higgie, art historian, art writer and former Editorial Director of Frieze Magazine.

Jennifer Higgie will discuss the influence of the Vietnamese sculptor Diem Phung Thi on the work of Thao Nguyen Phan. She will also explore the role of both the natural and spiritual worlds in both artists’ work, the broader history of spiritualism’s relationship to modernism and the rich intergenerational legacy that has sustained the evolution of numerous women artists.

The event is organized by Pirelli HangarBicocca in collaboration with Fondazione In Between Art Film and follows the co-production of the work Reincarnations of Shadows (moving-image-poem), 2023, which gives the exhibition its title.


The lecture was held in English.
Admission to the event is free.



Previously the editor of Frieze magazine, Jennifer Higgie is an Australian writer who lives in London.  Her books The Mirror & The Palette: Rebellion, Resilience and Resistance: 500 Years of Women’s Self Portraits (2021) and The Other Side: A Journey into Women, Art and the Spirit (2023) are published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson. She also writes screenplays.

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