Exhibition “Remote Viewing” by Sung Tieu

Exhibition “Remote Viewing” by Sung Tieu

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Opening: Fri 08 Sep 2017, 6 pm
Artist talk with Sung Tieu and Do Tuong Linh: Fri 08 Sep 2017, 7.30 pm
Art tour with Do Tuong Linh: Sat 16 Sep 2017, 4 pm
Exhibition: 09 – 23 Sep 2017, 3 – 7 pm (Wed to Sun)
Nha San Collective

From Nha San Collective:

REMOTE VIEWING is the first solo exhibition by the Vietnamese-born German artist Sung Tieu in Vietnam from 8 September – 23 September at Nhà Sàn Collective.

REMOTE VIEWING traces the shifting relevance of oral stories and spiritual rituals in past and contemporary Vietnam. After several visits to Hà Nội, Huế and Hồ Chí Minh City from 2015 to 2017, the artist’s forthcoming exhibition investigates how Vietnam’s nationhood is shaped through tales, colonialism, war and the global market economy. As part of the generation born in north Vietnam after the war during the political renovations of Đổi Mới in 1986 and as an artist who is raised in Germany after its reunification in 1989, Tieu’s artistic practice has been in constant negotiation not just in terms of geography but also between the past and the present, the fictional and non-fictional, the rational and the spiritual.

Combining documentary footage and folktales from the mountain Ba Den (Black Virgin) in the southern province of Tay Ninh and Mo Cay in the southern province of Ben Tre, REMOTE VIEWING examines the layered historical resonance of places and their stories.

The exhibition is supported by Institut for Auslandsbeziehungen, curated by Đỗ Tường Linh.

Sung Tieu (b.1987, Hai Duong, Vietnam) lives and works in London, UK. Sung Tieu’s artistic practice encompasses a range of media, predominantly sculpture, photography and film, with her writing in prose and poems often providing source material. For Tieu, the experience of artistic production as a site of research and yet introverted form of individualised labour and expression becomes both her subject and process, elevating her inquiry to the broader and more relevant issues of cultural codes, their inherent power structures and susceptibility to misinterpretation in today’s vast global systems. She currently is a post-graduate student at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK.

Recent solo exhibitions and performances include Art Basel Statements (Art Basel Art fair /Switzerland), Hamburger Kunstverein with Christian Nạujoks (Hamburg/Germany), Royal Academy of Arts (London/UK), Sfeir Semler Gallery (Hamburg/Beirut) and Micky Schubert Gallery (Berlin/Germany).

Đỗ Tường Linh (b.1987, Hanoi, Vietnam) pursued her B.A in Art History and Art Criticism at Vietnam University of Fine Art and her M.A in Contemporary Art and Art Theory of Asia and Africa at SOAS (University of London), UK. Her research and curatorial practice range from art and politics, conceptualism and post-colonial studies. She is the artistic director and co-founder of Sixspace, an independent platform for art, education and community projects in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Free entry

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Nhà Sàn COLLECTIVE is not a museum, a gallery or an international culture institute where completed work are presented by established artists. Just like Nhà Sàn Studio before, it is a working studio to nurture where artists can create, collaborate, be given advice, critiques, and have chances to meet with international artists, curators. Works that are presented at open studio every month could be finished or not, but the process of developing idea and working to improve the quality of the art work for local artists is what Nhà Sàn COLLECTIVE focuses on.

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Opening hours: 3 – 7 pm, Wed – Sun (closed on Mon & Tue)


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