rainy season | mùa mưa
opening: Thursday, September 12, 2019 @ 7pm
on view: July 15 – September 14, 2019
MoT+++ collective member Kim Duy presented new works developed over the course of his two months occupation of the MoT+++ space. Kim Duy’s studio is the third in a series of occupations of the gallery space from the MoT+++ collective.
the exploration of individual subjectivity as the nexus for meaning resonates throughout Kim Duy’s studio. his resulting works detail a journey away from the possibility of objectivity, establishing a distance informed by both western critical theory and eastern Buddhist teaching, and excavates instead a notion of being that is relational and interdependent. they reject a trend for participation from the audience in order to situate the mind, rather than body, as the key mediator of experience. together they provide a kaleidoscopic view of shifting perceptions that locate the individual and its position in the current moment as the lens of interpretation through which meaning is generated. using the works not as a tool but rather a stimulus, Duy invites his audience to contemplate the construct of the self through concepts of language, relativity, truth and understanding.
about the artist:
through a multidisciplinary practice, Kim Duy questions the reading of history through visual art practice and the performative nature existing behind still images. his work often uses modest materials, such as paper, to explore interests in minimalism, experimentation and abstraction. Kim Duy was born in Hanoi, Vietnam in 1987. he studied painting at the University of Fine Arts, Hanoi from 2005 to 2008 before moving to Germany in 2009. he graduated in 2014 from the Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg. in 2018 Kim Duy was selected as an A. Farm resident artist for the July to December season in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and joined the MoT+++ artist collective. his work can be found in the Post Vidai and the Nguyen Art Foundation collections.
with thanks to Post Vidai Collection for the loan of the work ‘Field of shredded paper’ (2017).
download the booklet: rainy season | mùa mưa | Kim Duy studio