Dinner with Nguyen Phuon Linh / Nha San Collective Hanoi and guests

— 22/06/2017

Gathering with Dawn-Banners in the installation “Sticky Stage” by Discoteca Flaming Star

Montag 22. Mai, 19 h

Together with Nguyen Phuon Linh, member of the Hanoi based Nha San Collective, we will welcome guests for a dinner and conversation on Monday May 22 from 7 pm. Inhabiting Discoteca Flaming Star’s „Sticky Stage“, the talk will evolve around the artistic and collective practices presented by Nguyen Phuong Linh, around ideas of art as a rehearsal of political imagination, around learning, memory and insurrection, and around questions of performance and community.

Linh Phuong Nguyen’s multidisciplinary practice spans installation, sculpture and video. Linh Phuong concerns about geographic cultural shift, traditional roots and fragmented history in Vietnam – a complex nexus of ethnicities, religions, and cultural and geo-political influences. Her works contemplate upon the visible/invisible truth, form and time, and convey a pervasive sense of dislocation and the ephemeral.

Linh Phuong Nguyen was born and nurtured by living among and working with many of the most respected contemporary artists of the Vietnam art scene at Nha San – the first non-profit artist run art space for experimental art based in her father’s home in Hanoi. After Nha San was closed down by state authority in 2011, Linh co-found and co-directed Nha San Collective, a group of young artists dedicated to pushing the boundaries of expression in Vietnam as well as supporting other young artists in the community.