Thu 13 Nov 2014, 6.30 pm
From the organizer:
You are invited to an artist talk with Nguyen Tran Nam (Hanoi); Pham Dinh Tien (Saigon); and Rudy ‘Atjeh’ D (Yogyakarta).
These three gentlemen have been on residency with ‘San Art Laboratory’ over the last 6 months, resulting in their group exhibition ‘Come to [what] end?’ – Nam has re-cast the French guillotine as a personal symbol questioning death as punishment, as sacrifice, as an act eventually memorialized but for whom? ; for Tien our fate often appears random and beyond our control, a contemplation triggered by the disappearance of Malaysian Airline 370; for Rudy his paper-cutting genius illustrates the encounter of culture and religion, between the Cham Kingdom and the Indonesian Aceh Kingdom of the Jeumpa.
Please join us to hear the artists discuss their work and ideas!
Nguyen Tran Nam was born in 1979 in Hung Yen. He’s currently lives and works in Hanoi . As an artist, he utilizes various materials and media to create, including video, installation, painting, and performing arts. His works have been exhibited in the U.S., France, Australia, Singapore, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.
Pham Dinh Tien was born in 1988 in Lam Dong Province. He’s currently a lecturer at the Department of Sculpture at the HCMC University of Fine Arts. His works are known for the distorted imagery of the human body, the restraint of form and muscles, and the color of metallic silver that evokes a sense of loneliness yet remains a powerful struggle of the mind. He participated and won many awards for Arts in Vietnam.
Rudy ‘Atjeh’ D was born in Langsa 1982, Nangroe Aceh Darussalam. Graduated from Fine Arts Department, Indonesian Institute of The Arts, Yogyakarta (2009). Paper become a big intention of his works. He tried to choose a medium that was political. His closeness to the youth culture and the background of his motherland with the Muslim Sharia Law and its political conflict still remain a ‘daily life’, simply be one of negotiation area in his artistic expression. He also formed a heavy metal band SANGKAKALA, and collaborated in experimental art & music performance project, PUNKASILA.
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