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Conflicted: Works from the Vietnam Archive Project – Presented as Part of the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival
THE VIETNAM ARCHIVE PROJECT by Phuong Ngo is an ongoing artwork started in 2010. Currently consisting over 10,000 items, including slides, photos, documents and objects; this ever-growing collection explores histories that have come to define the personal and collective identities of Vietnamese communities, both within and outside of Vietnam. CONFLICTED explores the political and social aspects of war through the lens of service men and women. Utilising found images and objects from the VIETNAM ARCHIVE PROJECT, the exhibition comprises a series of intimate moments and large scale installations offering a nuanced and alternative reading of the Vietnam War. Presented as part of the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival Exhibition: 12 May – 1 July Gallery Open: Tues - Sat, 11AM - 5PMFind out more »
The Autodidatic artist Christopher R. Inwood has created 17 large, traditional oil paintings that draw from the composition and aesthetic of our current homogenised digital culture, so as to provide a vehicle for direct communication with the people of our time. The ‘meme’ has been used as a formula for the composition of the paintings in this show, due to its simple and direct communication, and ease of engagement. The contemporary oil portraits will be constructed using the unique parameters and benefits of the new digital aesthetic, and will be combined with text that comments on issues prevalent in our current and future culture. The use of oil painting draws from Inwood’s knowledge of art history and his understanding of the refinement of painting, which enables him to bring the immaterial into the tangible world. The visual intrigue created by the painted memes is supported by didactics that direct the…Find out more »
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