NGUCHONOBAY

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Nguyen Viet Long
Plants mosquito net and stuff
2017
plants, mosquito net, used alcohol containers
dimensions variable, mosquito net: 420 x 320 x 260 cm
Nguyen Viet Long
Plants mosquito net and stuff
2017
plants, mosquito net, used alcohol containers
dimensions variable, mosquito net: 420 x 320 x 260 cm
Nguyen Uyen Minh
No. 30
2017
digital photo, plastic, leaves, plasters, thread, highlighter pen
59 x 22.5 cm
Nguyen Uyen Minh
No. 30
2017
digital photo, plastic, leaves, plasters, thread, highlighter pen
65 x 31.5 cm
Nguyen Kim To Lan
Thoughts on the Committee
2017
ink and pigment on paper in plastic frame
21 x 30 cm
Nguyen Duc Dat & Nguyen Kim To Lan
Don’t be sad, Superman
2017
mirror, steel, tin foil, foam, wax, laser light
146 x 161 x 171 cm
Nguyen Kim To Lan
Thoughts on the coconut tree
2017
ink and pigment on paper in plastic frame
21 x 30 cm
Do Thanh Lang
Untitled
2017
acrylic, oil and epoxy on canvas
70 x 95 cm
Nguyen Kim To Lan
Thoughts on Ho Xuan Huong
2017
ink and pigment on paper in plastic frame
21 x 30 cm
Do Thanh Lang
As yet unnamed
2017
acrylic, oil and glass paint on wood
40 x 60 cm
Truong Cong Tung
We are here – in the act of seeing – in the act of hearing – in the awareness – in the imagination – of you
2017
found objects and sound
dimensions variable
Truong Cong Tung
We are here – in the act of seeing – in the act of hearing – in the awareness – in the imagination – of you
2017
found objects and sound
dimensions variable
Do Thanh Lang
As yet unnamed
2017
acrylic, oil and glass paint on wood
40 x 60 cm
Ngo Dinh Bao Chau
“…It’s all over now. The commotion of the battles silenced. The winds stopped, the leaves no longer rustling…” (page 258 – The Sorrows of War – Bao Ninh)
2016
watercolour, Chinese ink and oil on paper; acrylic on glass and wood
overall dimensions: 75 x 100 cm
Sunny
Seemingly
2017
gelatin, soap, coffee, pigment, glass, LED lights, plinth
60.2 x 60.2 x 106.5 cm
Nguyen Kim To Lan
Thoughts on the house
2017
ink and pigment on paper in plastic frame
21 x 30 cm
Nguyen Kim To Lan
Thoughts on water
2017
ink and pigment on paper in plastic frame
21 x 30 cm
Hoang Nam Viet
Drawing – to return is a basic need
2017
charcoal on paper
82 x 57 cm
Hoang Ngoc Tu
Imperfect puzzle
2017
glass, nail, formax and acrylic on paper
115 x 95 cm
Hoang Nam Viet
The dead sunflower
2017
charcoal on paper
84 x 58.5 cm
Truong Cong Tung
Dance of the Bugs
2017
colour video, sound and objects, ed. 1/5
video length: 41 min 23 sec
Nguyen Duc Dat
Chiều hoàng hôn buông xuống, always fine
2017
plants, aluminum planter, plastic chair, LED lights, acrylic on canvas and torn photograph on board
dimensions variable
Nguyen Duc Dat
Chiều hoàng hôn buông xuống, always fine
2017
plants, aluminum planter, plastic chair, LED lights, acrylic on canvas and torn photograph on board
dimensions variable
Nguyen Duc Dat
Chiều hoàng hôn buông xuống, always fine
2017
plants, aluminum planter, plastic chair, LED lights, acrylic on canvas and torn photograph on board
dimensions variable
Nguyen Duc Dat
Chiều hoàng hôn buông xuống, always fine
2017
plants, aluminum planter, plastic chair, LED lights, acrylic on canvas and torn photograph on board
dimensions variable
Bao Vuong
The Crossing
2017
oil on canvas
100 x 150 cm
Do Thanh Lang
As yet unnamed
2017
acrylic, oil and glass paint on wood
40 x 60 cm

SYNOPSIS

Galerie Quynh is pleased to present NGUCHONOBAY, an exhibition curated by and featuring new artworks from members of Ho Chi Minh City’s Sao La collective.

One of the most dynamic groups currently operating in the art and culture scene of Vietnam, Sao La – started as the non-profit educational initiative of Galerie Quynh – represents something of a melting pot of underground creative currents. Cù Rú, their shared studio space (located on the top floor of an old quaint Vietnamese apartment building and doubling as a bar in the evening), is the site of regular multi-disciplinary happenings across scenes and tribes.

Following a string of film screenings, concerts and parties at Cù Rú, as well as curated exhibitions and two art walks at other alternative HCMC venues, NGUCHONOBAY marks an unprecedented Sao La take-over of Galerie Quynh.

Much as it is whimsical and borderline English-untranslatable, the exhibition title succinctly captures the Sao La spirit and summarizes what is in store. A feverish mix of energy, spontaneity and no small doses of humour permeate a selection of paintings, sculptures, installations and sound works from eleven HCMC-based artists. Diverse as they are in realization and subject matter, the works share in their attempts at interacting with and transforming the gallery’s polished setting into a liminal zone existing between the ordinary and the infra-ordinary, adorned with pools of water, plants, mosquito nets, cicadas, neon lights, amongst other objects of the everyday. Contours get blurry; (head)spaces stretched, activated; possibilities emerge.

The show’s vernissage takes place from 6 to 9pm on Thursday, 23 March and includes a live performance from experimental rock group Rắn Cạp Đuôi. A cocktail reception will be provided by Cù Rú.

Throughout its duration NGUCHONOBAY will host a number of side events happening at Galerie Quynh every weekend featuring contributions from various local cultural players (full details and schedule to be announced).

Toying with the durational aspect of sounds and visions, The Onion Cellar hosts the HCMC premiere of Jonas Mekas’ 5-hour visual poem As I Was Moving ahead occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty and curates a very special music all-dayer featuring one-off live/DJ sets, collaborations and presentations – all serving as a day-long soundtrack to the exhibition.