NET-KID show /nākid/
November 2, 2016
October 29, 2016
Nguyễn Uyên Minh
Nguyễn Vương Phương Thảo
Cao Hoàng Long
Coming from the land of sun and rain, NET-KID show which was officially launched at Ga0-Zerostation (Ho Chi Minh City) in early 2016, “hijack” Manzi for a week as the opening act for our initiative “Saigon Invasion” - a series of presentations aiming to showcase the creative landscape of Ho Chi Minh City through the lenses and practices of Saigon-based art collectives.
NET-KID is not just an art exhibition nor performance. NET-KID is about having a good time, and creating a space for people to strip off their identities and enjoy the now. NET-KID is mischievously mispronounced from "naked", and embodies the wild and free spirits of the enfants rebelles of the art world.
Two emerging Saigon-based photographers Nguyễn Uyên Minh and Nguyễn Vương Phương Thảo (Thảo.intherain) will lead you into their worlds, and use the camera to capture you at your barest, both physically and emotionally. Two separate installation art pieces/studio spaces will be set up, and you are welcome to come join, get drunk and "strip it all off" with the artists.
Additionally, “Saturn at your feet” - a site-specific light installation by Cao Hoàng Long, in collaboration with Uyên Minh and Phương, will let you discover another dimension of NET-KID’s cosmic love. Come, bare (feet) it all, enjoy the stars and the sky with us!
“We - as those who seek an escape from ourselves - seek not a narrative from you. In return, hopefully, you too won’t have any fixed conception or expectations from us. Let go of your body and mind, and become a part of the now.” - NET-KID
Artists: Nguyễn Uyên Minh, Nguyễn Vương Phương Thảo, Cao Hoàng Long
Curator: Xuân Hà
Assistant curator: Thanh (Nu) Mai
Producer: Đăng Bùi
*This event is part of Manzi’s art programme supported by CDEF of the Danish Embassy