For its new exhibition, Quynh Galerie has chosen one of the great names of the contemporary Vietnamese art: Truong Cong Tung. This is the first complete exhibition of the artist’s works since almost a decade.
The exhibition Between Fragmentation and Wholeness refers to The Wholeness and the Implicate Order (1980), a book written by David Bohm, a leading physicist in the field of quantum theory. In this exhibition curated by Arlette Quynh-Anh Tran, the artist invites viewers to enter into his multidimensional reality through three main axes in the gallery space: vertically – with the ruptures in urban planning and propagated doctrine; horizontally – with mystical human-altered landscapes in agrarian territories; and diagonally – with a mirage of blazing images extracted from the virtual domain. The bodies of works appear in various mediums from collaged sculptures of natural and manmade objects to video installations and layered drawings in light boxes. All contribute to a powerful language of semiotics – of self-indicated signs – which moves beyond the mimesis of nature. Departing from his own personal context of the Central Highlands and Saigon, Vietnam, Truong Cong Tung proposes an understanding of the totality of humanity where our linear modernization unfolds, mimics, adjusts and then disrupts nature – not just the natural world but also the human desire for collectivism and harmony.
The exhibition will be open to the public from Friday 25 May to 30 June 2018 with an Opening on 24 May from 18:30 to 20:30. Visits are scheduled with the curator on Saturday, June 2 at 3 pm (in Vietnamese) and at 5 pm in English and a conference of the artist at the gallery on Saturday, June 23 at 5 pm (bilingual).
Contact the gallery for more information on the educational program HERE
Opening Thursday 24 Mai from 6.30 pm TO 8.30 pm
Exhibition: 25 May to 30 June 2018
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