Dec 10 2020
Curated by artist Le Thiet Cuong, Ask at the Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA) features work by Ngo Dinh Bao Chau, Tran Van An, Quach Bac, Nguyen Tran Cuong, Do Hiep, Trinh Cam Nhi, Thai Nhat Minh, Vu Binh Minh, and Luong Van Viet.
Ngo Dinh Bao Chau is exhibiting new works from The Extracts.
“The Extracts is an ongoing series of works that I began making in 2014. The works are made from various media such as acrylic on paper, watercolour on paper, and acrylic and oil on canvas. Like a visual diary, I record the images I find on the internet, images of events or just of daily life, images from memory…
“Each work is to me like a phrase, which over time combine to make sentences, paragraphs, or even a book on the times in which I live.
“The works in this exhibition are of blurry landscapes painted at different times, which were then forcefully grafted onto polycarbonate roofing sheets, a building material. I made these works after experiencing the horrific flooding of central Vietnam. Here, the paintings are artistic artefacts that accompany a common material; they remind one of human life, and create a landscape of non-innocence.”
– excerpt from Ngo Dinh Bao Chau’s artist statement