Projects washing ashore

Art February 07, 2018 15:15

By The Nation

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Eleven Vietnam-based artists are showcasing their ongoing projects at Galerie Quynh in Ho Chi Minh City in “Alluvium”, an exhibition designed as a preview of solo shows to be presented at the gallery in the coming years.



“Alluvium” focuses on artworks that belong to projects in progress and have not yet been seen (or rarely seen). These alluvial pieces should be considered on their own merits but also important stepping-stones linking where one has been with where one is heading. They give further insights into and provide new angles to look at past works as much as nurturing possible futures.

Varied as they are in expression, the exhibited works can be thematically divided into two sets. There are those that look out into the wilderness exploring elements that can be regarded as spiritual or alchemical, that go beyond the everyday. Others have more of a human presence dealing with the many events currently unfolding.

The participating artists are Nadege David, Do Thanh Lang, Ha Manh Thang, Hoang Duong Cam, Hoang Nam Viet, Le Hoang Bich Phuong, Sandrine Llouquet, Nguyen Huy An, Nguyen Manh Hung, Nguyen Quang Huy, Trong Gia Nguyen.

The geological term “alluvium” refers to sedimentary matter washed onshore by flowing bodies of water. Often teeming with valuable ores continually picked up and dropped as a river gallivants on its seaward course, deposits of alluvium richly fertilise the grounds in which they find themselves and, one might assume, begin to give rise to life-forms.

The exhibition runs until March 24. The galleru is in Dakao, District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City. Find out more at www.GalerieQuynh.com