The exhibition “With a necessary dose of surrealism to go through the spaces between men” at the Saigonese Galerie Quynh offers through Hoang Duong Cam’s paintings and sculptures a complicit dialogue on the interplay of contradictions concerning the multiple nature of “borders”, these intermediate and surreal invisible spaces always changing and into conflicts between history, geography, the division of rationality and subconsciousness.
This is the artist’s sixth solo show with the Galerie Quynh, which, with a career spanning more than two decades, has combined exhibitions and biennials in Asia, North America, and Europe with paintings, sculptures, photographies, videos, and performances. The work of Hoang Duong Cam is conceptual although the objects that live there in his performance are sometimes figurative ones. His works are always in perpetual development, where images of the past, folklore and modern wars are subject to various subjective filters, highlighting the ambiguous relationship between history and reality.
Most famous exhibitions of the artist
Cloud Atlas, François Schneider Foundation, Wattwiller, France; Eagles Fly, Sheep Flock: Biographical Impressions – Artistic Practices in Southeast Asia, Curator Khim Ong for Art Stage Singapore 2015: Southeast Asia Platform; Electronic Pacific, SOMArts, San Francisco; VideoZone 5, the 5th International Biennale of Video Art, Tel Aviv, Israel; Daegu Photo Biennial, Daegu, South Korea; Arts and Cities, Aichi Triennale, Nagoya, Japan; Connect: Art Scene Vietnam, ifa Berlin Gallery and Stuttgart, Germany; Fluid Zone, Jakarta Biennale, Indonesia; Post-Doi Me: Vietnamese Art after 1990, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore; the 3rd triennial of Guangzhou, Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou, China; Migration Addicts (Mogas Station), collateral event of the 52nd Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy; Thermocline of Art. New Asian Waves, ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany; and Belief (Mogas Station), Singapore Biennale 2006. In 2009, he was resident of the famous Tokyo Wonder Site, Japan.
“With a necessary dose of surrealism to go through the spaces between men” – HOANG DUONG CAM – QUYNH GALLERY
118 Nguyen Van Thu, Dakao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh, Hồ Chí Minh
Opening Friday 7th September 2018 – 18h30 – 20h30
The exhibition continues until October 13, 2018