02. Artists

Nguyen Trinh Thi

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b. 1973 in Hanoi (Vietnam)

Photographs, archives and films are the point of departure for Thi Trinh Nguyen’s exploration of memory and history – and in particular the history of Vietnam. Transcending the boundaries between cinema, documentary and performance, the artist engages directly with his social and political environment.

Thi Trinh Nguyen’s work has been shown at the biennials in Singapore, Jakarta and Kuandu, at ZKM (Karlsruhe) and the Centre Pompidou (Paris). An exhibition at the Jeu de Paume museum in Paris is scheduled for the winter of 2015.

With the support of the Groupe La Poste, official partner of the 13th Biennale de Lyon.

Photo installation pattern borrowed from "Tung Krapeu", an exhibition at the National Museum of Cambodia. 

© Prabda YOON


Works


La vie moderne

Landscape Series #1, 2013

Nguyen Trinh Thi’s work presents “landscape as the silent witness of history”. In these images, the figures are all in a similar pose, pointing at something unseen in the distance – a drama, a disappearance, a tragic episode, something that clearly seems to represent a past or a present threat: a yawning gap which, since it cannot be seen, can only be pointed out. “The scenes are getting more and more specific, but they do not lead to any concrete solution”, the artist explains; “only an injury in place of a metaphor. Five of the photographs on display have been printed as postcards that visitors can use with care.

Courtesy de l’artiste

Venues : La Sucrière

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Gallery
Nguyen Trinh Thi 3 photos
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Nguyen Trinh Thi
Landscape Series #1 - 2013
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Nguyen Trinh Thi
Landscape Series #1 - 2013
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Nguyen Trinh Thi
Landscape Series #1 - 2013
La vie moderne | La Sucrière