Untitled Fictions in the Age after Divinity
February 28, 2020
December 21, 2019
Nguyễn Trần Nam
Bàng Nhất Linh
Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng
Lê Quý Tông
To celebrate the new year of 2020, manzi would like to bring you a special display ‘Untitled Fictions in the Age After Divinity’ featuring works by Bàng Nhất Linh, Lê Quý Tông, Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng, Nguyễn Trần Nam –the four important contemporary artists of Vietnam today.
Focusing on the visual relationships of disjointed elements and unusual scales, Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng’s series of oil paintings depict activities and events of daily life in an absurd world. Hung’s interpretations were unabashed and direct, transporting audiences to a world in which everything is made bare through his biting humour. Bàng Nhất Linh- a dedicated collector of war memorabilia, continues his study into the depth of memories and history with a poetic video installation. Lê Quý Tông, as usual, directs the viewers to a brutal reality which is hidden underneath a veil of luxurious and cold colour palette of his paintings. And Nguyễn Trần Nam via his installation ‘Like A Variant’, attempts to reveal the dark, hidden and forgotten fraction between the past and presence, faith and retribution.