OPENING ART EXHIBITION TRUC-ANH 8♡ AT THE GALERIE QUYNH

 

 

From the organizer

For his third solo exhibition at the gallery, Truc-Anh tells a complex and nuanced story of transformation and awakening. The artist’s practice has always been defined by his navigation of parallel terrains – the tension between personal histories and age-old wisdoms, between an egocentric need to succeed and the Buddhist philosophy of being selfless. The title of the show exemplifies these dynamics, being a reference to the video games of Truc-Anh’s childhood while also alluding to metaphysical dimensions.

 

 

 

 

 

TRUC-ANH 8♡

Inspired by a series of ritual events he experienced recently in Nepal, the artist ruminates on the theme of mortality in 8 Hearts – the exhibition an imagining of a journey through the afterlife. Seen this way, the entrance of the exhibition can be considered as a sort of threshold to cross over – between the past and the present, between one world and another. A giant sculpture of an allseeing eye – a familiar concept in many religions symbolizing lucidity – casts its gazes at eight small drawings of the personifications of the artist’s fears and dreams. The creature from the Japanese horror cinema classic Ringu makes a cameo as does the fighter Oni from the video game Street Fighter . While 8 Hearts touches on deeply personal truths experienced by the artist, it is also a wondrous journey filled with allegory relevant to our everyday existence.

 

Galerie Quynh

Truc-Anh – 8♡

Exhibition Dates: April 6 – May 12, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, April 6, 2018, from 6:30 – 8:30pm
Venue: Galerie Quynh 118 Nguyen Van Thu, Dakao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

 

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