Due to a severe injury that I suffered a week before the talk, this session of imag(in)e sea is hosted by Singaporean curator/photographer Nurul Huda. The documentation photographs are taken by Siong Chung Hua. Sincere gratitude to both of them for making this session possible.
imag(in)e sea #003: Nguyễn Thế Sơn (Hanoi)
The Vietnamese Cityscape in a State of Flux
23 Oct 2013
Select Books, Singapore
For the last ten years, Nguyễn Thế Sơn has been observing the changes of the Vietnamese cityscape, trying to understand the stories behind the process of erasure. In this presentation, Nguyễn will talk about his artistic practice, which encompasses silk painting, photography, photo relief and photo installation.
Nguyễn Thế Sơn (b. 1978) is a Master’s degree graduate from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, China. Since 2012, he has been working as a lecturer at the Vietnam Fine Arts University.
Selected solo and group exhibitions: From Pho Phai to Nha Mat Pho, Eight Gallery (Ho Chi Minh City), 2013; Nha Tay, Manzi Art Space (Hanoi), 2013; Houses Facing the Street, Cactus Contemporary Art Gallery (Ho Chi Minh City) and Goethe Institut (Hanoi), 2012; Vietnam Now, The Rotunda (Hong Kong), 2012; The Group, L’Espace (Hanoi), 2008; Vina Tree, Hanoi Fine Arts University, 2007; Headwash, Ryllega Gallery (Hanoi), 2005.