Between Fragmentation and Wholeness

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Truong Cong Tung
Traces of Infinity (detail)
2018 - present
plastic bags, soil, coffee tree roots, funeral flower frames, beehive, satellite dish, antenna, prayer beads, cicada shells, chandelier arm, time, weather, and other media
dimensions variable
Truong Cong Tung
Traces of Infinity (detail)
2018 - present
plastic bags, soil, coffee tree roots, funeral flower frames, beehive, satellite dish, antenna, prayer beads, cicada shells, chandelier arm, time, weather, and other media
dimensions variable
Truong Cong Tung
Traces of Infinity (detail)
2018 - present
plastic bags, soil, coffee tree roots, funeral flower frames, beehive, satellite dish, antenna, prayer beads, cicada shells, chandelier arm, time, weather, and other media
dimensions variable
Truong Cong Tung
Traces of Infinity (detail)
2018 - present
plastic bags, soil, coffee tree roots, funeral flower frames, beehive, satellite dish, antenna, prayer beads, cicada shells, chandelier arm, time, weather, and other media
dimensions variable
Truong Cong Tung
Portrait of a deformed symbol. Lost and found (detail)
2014 - present
2-channel video with sound, LED signs, discarded posters, found metal, soil, bones, time, weather and other media
dimensions variable, video: 4’ 48”
Truong Cong Tung
Portrait of a deformed symbol. Lost and found (detail)
2014 - present
2-channel video with sound, LED signs, discarded posters, found metal, soil, bones, time, weather and other media
dimensions variable, video: 4’ 48”
Truong Cong Tung
Land of dreams #3
2014
glaze on ceramic tiles
25 x 40 cm
Truong Cong Tung
Land of dreams #4
2014
glaze on ceramic tiles
25 x 40 cm
Truong Cong Tung
Land of dreams #6
2014
glaze on ceramic tiles
20 x 20 cm
Truong Cong Tung
Land of dreams #8
2014
glaze on ceramic tiles
40 x 25 cm
Truong Cong Tung
Land of dreams #9
2014
glaze on ceramic tiles
40 x 25 cm
Truong Cong Tung
Land of dreams #10
2014
glaze on ceramic tiles
40 x 25 cm
Truong Cong Tung
Maya within the circle of time
2015
pencil on mylar paper, light box
39 x 27 cm
Truong Cong Tung
Maya within the circle of time
2015
pencil on mylar paper, light box
39 x 27 cm
Truong Cong Tung
Maya within the circle of time
2015
pencil on mylar paper, light box
39 x 27 cm
Truong Cong Tung
Maya within the circle of time
2015
pencil on mylar paper, light box
39 x 27 cm
Truong Cong Tung
Maya within the circle of time
2015
pencil on mylar paper, light box
39 x 27 cm
Truong Cong Tung
Maya within the circle of time
2015
pencil on mylar paper, light box
39 x 27 cm
Truong Cong Tung
when the virtual becomes the actual and the actual becomes the virtual
2018
iron, keyboard keys, canvas, time, weather
approx. 130 x 150 x 40 cm each
Truong Cong Tung
when the virtual becomes the actual and the actual becomes the virtual
2018
iron, keyboard keys, canvas, time, weather
approx. 130 x 150 x 40 cm each
Truong Cong Tung
when the virtual becomes the actual and the actual becomes the virtual (detail)
2018
iron, keyboard keys, canvas, time, weather
approx. 130 x 150 x 40 cm each
Truong Cong Tung
The flags of red soil
2017-2018
silk, red soil, water, insects, micro-organisms, time, weather, LED tubes
dimensions variable
Truong Cong Tung
The flags of red soil (detail)
2017-2018
silk, red soil, water, insects, micro-organisms, time, weather, LED tubes
dimensions variable
Truong Cong Tung
Across the forest
2014 - present
4-channel video with sound, soil, white turmeric powder, plexiglass stencils, cloth, LED lights, TV, wood, termite nest
dimensions variable, video: 18’
Truong Cong Tung
Across the forest
2014 - present
4-channel video with sound, soil, white turmeric powder, plexiglass stencils, cloth, LED lights, TV, wood, termite nest
dimensions variable, video: 18’
Truong Cong Tung
Across the forest
2014 - present
4-channel video with sound, soil, white turmeric powder, plexiglass stencils, cloth, LED lights, TV, wood, termite nest
dimensions variable, video: 18’
Truong Cong Tung
Across the forest
2014 - present
4-channel video with sound, soil, white turmeric powder, plexiglass stencils, cloth, LED lights, TV, wood, termite nest
dimensions variable, video: 18’
Truong Cong Tung
Across the forest (detail)
2014 - present
4-channel video with sound, soil, white turmeric powder, plexiglass stencils, cloth, LED lights, TV, wood, termite nest
dimensions variable, video: 18’
Truong Cong Tung
Across the forest (detail)
2014 - present
4-channel video with sound, soil, white turmeric powder, plexiglass stencils, cloth, LED lights, TV, wood, termite nest
dimensions variable, video: 18’
Truong Cong Tung
on becoming...? something is missing here #1
2018
honeycomb, glass jar, honey, branches, painted figurine, insects, time, weather
dimensions variable
Truong Cong Tung
on becoming...? something is missing here #1 (detail)
2018
honeycomb, glass jar, honey, branches, painted figurine, insects, time, weather
dimensions variable
Truong Cong Tung
on becoming...? something is missing here #2
2018
wood, gold mesh fabric, feathers, felt hat, speaker
150 x 46 x 50 cm
Truong Cong Tung
on becoming...? something is missing here #3
2018
wood, real money, fake money, LED lights, bells
102 x 50 x 40 cm
Truong Cong Tung
on becoming...? something is missing here #3
2018
wood, real money, fake money, LED lights, bells (detail)
102 x 50 x 40 cm

SYNOPSIS

Galerie Quynh is excited to present Between Fragmentation and Wholeness – an exhibition of new work by Truong Cong Tung. Curated by Arlette Quynh-Anh Tran, this is Truong’s first solo exhibition at the gallery and the first comprehensive show of his work in almost a decade.

Between Fragmentation and Wholeness refers to The Wholeness and the Implicate Order (1980), a book authored by David Bohm, a distinguished physicist in the field of quantum theory. Influential beyond his own discipline, notably in philosophy and art, Bohm was recognized for his application of physics on the rationale of human consciousness and the universe. According to Bohm, the universe has an implicate order in which it enfolds and unfolds to extend into infinite dimensionality. Everything is connected within this unbroken wholeness and any individual element can reveal detailed information about every other element in the universe. Truong’s exhibition is an analogy to Bohm’s concept. It is his consciousness of the wholeness of his inner self and his surroundings that unfolds fragmented elements of the self, family, region, country and extensively the world. Truong makes sense of the nonsense, connecting the non-aligned, and entwines it through time and space to create a nonlinear wholeness.

Between Fragmentation and Wholeness invites viewers to enter Truong Cong Tung’s 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.