MAP-exTalk 4: “Time Boomerang” with UuDam Tran Nguyen

MAP-exTalk 4: “Time Boomerang” with UuDam Tran Nguyen

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© Ảnh từ tư liệu của nghệ sỹ Ưu Đàm Trần Nguyễn
© Image is courtesy of artist UuDam Tran Nguyen

Fri 20 Oct 2017, 3 – 5 pm
Heritage Space Library

From Heritage Space:

Heritage Space proudly presents MAP-exTalk 4 “TIME BOOMERANG” with a presentation by visual-multimedia artist UuDam Tran Nguyen from Hochiminh city (Vietnam). It is a part of an art experience exchange series in the “Month of Art Practice 2017” organized by Heritage Space.

In the talk, UuDam will share his practical experience in developing artworks, through an example of TIME BOOMERANG currently on view at the Tokyo Contemporary Art Center. This artwork was inspired by the dispute over the East Sea (South China Sea). UuDam started to work on this in 2013. After experimenting and failing times after times, he found his own solution to the problem. This is an ambitious art piece that integrates different materials, can endure for millions of years and parallel performances across all five continents in the world. He demonstrated his artwork for the first time at the Mien Meo Mieng Bildmusset Museum, in which Tran Luong and Le Thuan Uyen served as the curator and curator assistant respectively.

This work has 8 phases. At the SunShower exhibition in NACT, UuDam presented three complete phases: 1st phase, two parts of 2nd phase and 4th phase. He will introduce about Time Boomerang and display some of 6 videos at the SunShower during the talk.


UuDam was born in Kontum, Vietnam in 1971. He studied at the University of Fine Art in Saigon from 1990-1994. UuDam graduated from UCLA with a BA in 2001. He got his MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2005. He currently lives and works in HCMC.

UuDam transforms the boundaries between urban myth and popular legend to both celebrate – and warn – of the role and impact of human progress and its desire for social Aadvancement. Working with video, performance, photography, sculpture robotics and new media, Nguyen’s playfully thought-provoking practice is today one of the prominent voice of Vietnamese contemporary art.

UuDam has been exhibiting at many venues of the world including the Yokohama Museum of Art, Aichi Triennale, the High Line Art in NYC, Queensland Museum of Contemporary Art (QAGOMA) in Australia, Asia Pacific Triennale 8th, Bildmuseet Museum in Sweden, OnSite Art Fest in Taipei, Art Stage Singapore 2016, Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art, Kadist the Jewish Museum in New York, RISD Museum in the USA, Singapore Biennale 2013, Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Vietnam Eye at Casa Italia, and recently, he participated the residency at NTU CCA in Singapore… He is currently participating in the Sunshower exhibition at the National Art Center in Tokyo where he presents part 1, 2 and 4 of his ambitious multi-phased project: TIME BOOMERANG.

More about the artist could be seen here


The series MAP-exTalk is the core of the “Month of Art Practice – MAP 2017” project. The aim is to strengthen the motivation and enrich the Exchange program by lectures / workshops from selected guest artists/ curators/ creators from various disciplines

◆ For further information about MAP 2017 project, please visit here

Language: English and Vietnamese with translation

Free admission

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Information on the previous MAP-exTalk events:
Utopia Land – Month of Arts Practice Talk 2
MAP-exTalk 2: “Cover / Limit” by Phan Quang

Heritage Space is a combination of an art gallery, a library, a concert hall, co-working office, residency space, artist studios and some open-stages, which has the capacity to host art exhibitions, music events, educational programs, multi-creative forms, artist-in-residency programs and others. Run by a group of curators, artists, researchers, musicians and architects, Heritage Space’s mission is to become a HUB for individuals and groups working on multi-disciplines from both inside and outside of the country to support and develop the creative industries in Vietnam.

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