"In this exhibition nine perspectives grapple with the persisting memories of a country, of a particular space, where the past stubbornly weaves a lingering thread in the literal and mental landscape of the everyday. Their stories traverse the experience of migration and return; the metamorphosis of popular foreign trend with local custom; the struggle of resistance against historical ideas of social control; or the increasing urban dilettante whose material desires lay waste to their histoyr and surroundings. Showcasing nine contemporary Vietnamese voices through painting, video, photography sculptural installation and works on paper, this exhibition melds misplaced local memory with contemporary fact and ritual, these nine provacateurs drawing insightful comment on the lived dilemma of a country whose physical and psychological character is brilliantly, yet controversally layered in assumption and stereotype." - Zoe Butt, Co-curator
Participating artists: Bui Cong Khanh, Tiffany Chung, Phu Nam Thuc Ha, Christine Nguyen, Trinh Thi Nguyen, Tuan Andrew Nguyen, Nguyen Thai Tuan, Nguyen Tu Duc, Richard Streitmatter-Tran.
10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
Co-curated by Dinh Q. Le and Zoe Butt
14 May - 16 August, 2009