mountains and rivers of the..
Bang Nhat Linh & Wu Chi-Tsung
opening: Friday, December 14, 2018 @ 6pm
on view: December 14, 2018 – February 1, 2019
following a two-month residency at MoT+++, Wu Chi-Tsung’s studio will be opened to the public and placed in conversation with the installation work ‘Summer Grasses’ by Bang Nhat Linh. visitors are welcome to MoT+++ to see the interactions between works from the two artists. originating from Hanoi and Taipei respectively, Bang Nhat Linh and Wu Chi-Tsung’s artworks sensitively respond to centuries of geopolitical tensions in the region, as well as the personal histories of each of the artists.
‘Summer Grasses’ by Bang Nhat Linh is a commission by the Nguyen Art Foundation.
about Bang Nhat Linh:
Bang Nhat Linh was born in 1983 in Hanoi. Working primarily as a visual artist, Bang Nhat Linh is also known as a collector of war memorabilia—an interest that has formed the basis for earlier works such as The Vacant Chair, which showed previously at MoT+++ in 2015 as well as The Mori Art Museum, Tokyo as part of the 2017 ‘SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now’ show. Bang Nhat Linh cites human beings as a primary concern and inspiration for his artistic practice. His work carries themes of memory, history, submerged psychological spaces, and oblivion.
about Wu Chi-Tsung:
Wu Chi-Tsung was born in 1981 in Taipei. Wu received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Taipei National University of the Arts in 2004. He currently lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan and Berlin, Germany. His work, in which he devotes great attention to the methods used in producing and interpreting images, spans across different media, including photography, video, installation art, painting, and set design. He combines traditions and contemporary art forms from the East and the West. Daily objects and phenomena are of great inspiration for his work, and what he transforms into poetic imagery. Wu Chi-Tsung received the top prize of the Taipei Arts Award (2003), short-listed for the “Artes Mundi” (2006), received “WRO Media Art Biannual” (2013) – Award of Critics and Editors of Art Magazines”, and short-listed for the “Prudential Eye Awards” (2015).
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