Apr 18 2019

Trong Gia Nguyen at La Patinoire Royale | Galerie Valérie Bach, Brussels, Belgium: April 26 – June 8, 2019

Trong Gia Nguyen’s solo exhibition “This House is Falling Upwards through a Hole in (do) China” is currently on view at La Patinoire Royale | Galerie Valérie Bach, Brussels.

Nguyen’s recent sculptural and 2D works are objects defined by elements of obstruction. Beneath the allure of the surface, the works bear an implicit pronouncement of societal decline where the American Dream is superimposed over the elegiac Vietnamese landscape.

Viewers are presented with a disjointed construction of a home: secure iron fences of old colonial houses replaced by fragile wooden casings, a door with a pet flap but their functions between pet and human are reversed. In one room lies Six6Sicks – a hashtag fence that casts a looming shadow at the center representing the American Dream, where all efforts to either get in or escape are met with futility.


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