Tuan Mami July 20
One-person exhibit for a Kamikaze show at PØST
This is about what we physically/mentally are dealing with.
This is about trying-dealing-facing-challenging between oneself and the others.
This is about the limited and unlimited.
This is about being conscious and unconscious.
This is about fragility-exhaustion-resistance-punishment.
Lives and works in Hanoi, Vietnam
Studied at Hanoi Fine Art University and currently is a visiting faculty at SFAI, San Francisco, CA
My interest lies in engaging in ongoing experiments as means to creating and exploring new conceptions of interaction and exchange. My works often present a view in form like two sides of a coin; one, analyzing the condition of our encounters with each other, which often is a critique of the present state of society; the other, responding to and attempting to shift or change current forms of relation.
My work deals with questions about life, meaning and social interactions between people. I re-construct a situation into which I engage people or objects from particular reality to enter and involve with me in a social process. “Art is like a game” which transforms one thing into another whether it deals with a big issue or a neglected one. What is life? What is art? What is the artwork? Who is the artist? ... I consider doing art as a way of challenging perception, to work with and follow the fast changes in life. I challenge myself to see other sides of things and find relationships between life and art.
My works are site-specific, and re-constructional concept. I’m influenced by reality and I question it: what should we think to fit ourselves into the whole? I want to reconstruct a complex correlation between human desire and natural resource.