Dec 03 2017

Tuan Andrew Nguyen – Empty Forest at The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: December 9, 2017 – February 7, 2018

A new solo show by Tuan Andrew Nguyen will be opening at The Factory (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) on December 9.

Entitled Empty Forest and showcasing film, sculpture and photography, the exhibition reveals a landscape where the industry of ailing spiritual beliefs is feeding the most wretched of human desires, to irreversible effect.

For this premiere showcase, Tuan Andrew Nguyen will transform the ground floor main hall of The Factory into a menagerie of animalistic forms, a kind of large-scale diorama where the voice of the endangered sits on the edge of extinction (or in particular case has already teetered into oblivion). In Empty Forest, Nguyen explores the impact of traditional medicine in Vietnam on the plight of such wondrous creatures as the pangolin, rhino, turtle and deer, fascinated by the role and shape of human spiritual belief in its once interdependently respectful, yet now destructive relationship with the natural world.

http://factoryartscentre.com/en/event/empty-forest/

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