Galerie Quynh spotlights conflict, beauty and tragedy with the exhibition Rồng Rắn Lên (Serpents’ Tails) by UuDam Tran Nguyen this April 19th in HCMC. Animals and snakes struggling in the middle of poisonous emanations and motorcycle pipes, a giant elephant inhaling an invisible poison, and then swells and bursts, a hord of motorcycles moving in unison, such is a piece of the folk tale told by UuDam Tran Nguyen.
For his first solo at the Gallery, the artist offers no less than three video installations, sculptures, photographies and immersive installation of motorbikes whose exhaust pipes inflate, and fly like tubular snakes sewn together from disposable plastic bags. Rich in metaphors, the universe of UuDam Tran Nguyen struggles with the industry by-products whose continue to create environmental imbalance and destruction. Snakes’ Tails has already been exhibited in Singapore (Esplanade), Japan (Body / Play / Politics at Yokohama Museum of Art), and Australia (Asia-Pacific Triennial 8 at Queensland Art Gallery | Modern Art Gallery).
Rồng Rắn Lên (Serpents’ Tails) – UuDam Tran Nguyen
April 19th – June 1
Opening: April 19th from 6.30 – 8.30 pm
118 Quartier de Nguyen Van Thu Dakao District 1 Hô Chi Minh-Ville Vietnam | tel / fax: +84 28 3822 7218 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.galeriequynh.com