Exhibition: 07 – 29 Sep 2012
The Luggage Store Gallery
1007 Market street San Francisco, USA
From the organizer:
HINTERLANDS aims to merge faraway places. We have transported the hinterlands of Hanoi, through the art and artists that engage with Nha San Studio, Vietnam’s longest running experimental arts space, to a kindred space in San Francisco – The Tenderloin National Forest / Luggage Store Gallery, where 40% of the surrounding neighborhood population is of Southeast Asian descent.
HINTERLANDS is The Luggage Store’s first artistic exchange involving artists born, raised and based in Vietnam. HINTERLANDS consists of a three month residency project in which four artists work in collaboration. This project culminates in an exhibition of new works by two of Hanoi’s most exciting young artists. Nguyen Phuong Linh and Nguyen Tran Nam join Lu Yang, a multi-media artist from Shanghai and Gabby Miller from The Bay Area.
Hanoi, which translates to “the hinterland between the rivers” is located in the Red River Delta, in the center of Northern Vietnam.
The hinterland is the uncharted areas beyond a coastal district or a river’s banks. It is the part of a country where only a few people live and where the infrastructure is weak.
The hinterland is beyond what is visible and known, the back country of the mind, the not yet imagined. It is the far-a-way place.
Nguyen Phuong Linh. B. 1985, Hanoi. Self-taught. Lives and works in Hanoi.
Nguyen Tran Nam. B. 1979, Hung Yen Province. 2003 BFA in Painting, Hanoi Fine Arts University. Lives and works in Hanoi.