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Vincenzo Maccarone

Direttore Artistico
Claudio Composti

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20143 Milano
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Open: From Wednesday to Saturday
Hours: 15-19
27 October 2009 - 20 November 2009

Viet Nam Mon Amour
Tiffany Chung,Loan Nguyen,Trong Gia Nguyen, Do Hoang Tuong
Curated by Claudio Composti

Tuesday 27th October 2009
18:30 - 21:00
in collaboration with: Galerie Quynh,Ho Chi Minh City Viet Nam - Galerie Esther Woerdehoff,Paris - Alpi Viet Nam,Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnamonamour Restaurant Milano

Viale Col di Lana, 8 (4°cortile)
20136 Milano

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Viet Nam Mon Amour

mc2gallery presents for the first time a group of 4 Vietnamese Artists: Tiffany Chung, Loan Nguyen, Trong Gia Nguyen Do Hoang Tuong. Two photographers (Tiffany Chung, 1969 and Loan Nguyen, 1977) a conceptual artist (Trong Gia Nguyen, 1971) who uses installations and videos, and a painter (Do Hoang Tuong, 1960). 4 disparate artists in their art making, united only by their country of origin: Viet Nam. An ancient town, beautiful, from the ancient traditions and with a recent painful past that still creates some taboos, in talking about it. Our memories, closer in the history of Viet Nam are filtered from American cinema and from the famous photographies of the great reporters (think of the pictures of naked girl burned by napalm running towards the goal of Kim Phuc - Vietnam 1972).Images inextricably linked to the conflict that has swept thousands of lives on both sides, leaving deep wounds not yet completely healed, that hover like ghosts on the recent foreign policies of the great America. Memories are far from reality today, at least in big cities like Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) who is experiencing the explosion of a unimaginable contemporarity that Viet Nam has achieved - and is continuing apace - after the policy of openness named Đổi moi (renewal =), began in 1986. In exhibition, the artists are aged between 32 and 49 years. Some of them have studied in the USA and are American citizens, some of them are returned to Viet Nam for the first time (as Trong Gia Nguyen) and others are settled there by several years (as Tiffany Chung). Still others, such as Do Hoang Tuong, were born in Vietnam and are living in Viet Nam. Not surprisingly, the strength of his painting testifies, in some way, the appearance less "international" in spite of other artists, but because of this is perhaps the strongest and most visceral of all, with his painting of Baconian taste ... The youngers, the other hand, have studied in the USA (Tiffany Chung, Trong Gia Nguyen) or in Switzerland (Loan Nguyen) and this has allowed international training that inevitably reflected in the choice of media: photographs, video, installations.The disparate topics are related, however, by a desire to understand and investigate, in some way, developments or traditions of a country of origin, their country, that is among the most beautiful and ravaged in the world, where the weight of memory and of History, marks and had marked entire generations, including them, involuntary heirs of that Viet Nam pro-American, forced to flee after the fall of Saigon April 30, 1975 ... Giai Phong!

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