Opening: Thu 24 Jun, 8 pm
Exhibition: 24 – 28 Jun
Artist Talk: Sun 27 Jun, 5 pm
Nha San studio is pleased to announce Nguyen Phuong Linh’s site specific installation “Cây/Tree”, the third installment of our 2010 “EMERGING ARTIST PROGRAM”.
In this exhibition, Nguyen Phuong Linh uses a minimal palette to explore the multi-dimensionality of space. Her material is the milk tree, a tenacious plant that lines nearly every street in Hanoi. Two living trees are grafted together at their trunks. This mirrored species is installed going through the ceiling of Nhasan Studio. Above, the tree top nearly extends to the beams of the roof. Below, the tree top nearly brushes the ground. “Tree” is an imagined being brought into the material world. This installation experiments with the possibility and fragility involved in making a new life-form.
The disappearance of the roots is exciting. This absence is also important to me. This tree – the new creature will try to live without roots, and through the installation, we will be able to witness its slow transformation.
Born in Hanoi in 1985, Nguyen Phuong Linh was literally raised at Nhasan studio, the experimental arts space housed in her family home since 1998, and the venue for this installation.
Cây/Tree is the third installation in our “EMERGING ARTIST PROGRAM”. A total of six artists, Le Huy Hoang (April 2010), Nguyen Tran Nam (May 2010) and upcoming, La Dieu Ha, Nguyen Trinh Thi Ha and Nguyen Van Phuc will have solo exhibitions at Nhasan studio over the course of 2010.
The EMERGING ARTIST PROGAM is made possible with generous funding from the Culture Development and Exchange Foundation of the Danish Embassy in Hanoi (CDEF).
Nhà Sàn Studio
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If you could send one song to an emerging community of lesbians in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, what song would you send? Why?
These are the questions I ask of you. In response, I hope you will send me :
1. A file of a song (mp3,mp4, or full res .aiff or .wav if you have a high volume file transferring program). I hope that this song will be one of solidarity, a glimpse into what homos do and love here and close to your heart, or just your jam. It can be any genre, though I am thinking more upbeat. A bit of a dance party. It can be your own band if you desire. Just keep with the question, and you are golden.
2. A brief explanation of why, as a homo, this song feels important to share.
3. A tiny bit about yourself— name, age, a little about you. Keep it brief and fabulous.
These responses will be compiled and sent over to my co-collaborator, Gabby Miller, who will present our mix, titled “lez-be-friends”, to a group of lesbians in Phnom Penh who have been meeting monthly for the past year. This is a super exciting way to send some gay sunshine across the globe.
Submissions are due no later than June 30. If you need tech help, I will gladly assist.
If you have further questions, feel free to email me.