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Thao Nguyen Phan: Dangerous Optimism Ocula Conversation Thao Nguyen Phan: Dangerous Optimism Tessa Moldan, Brussels

With Monsoon Melody on view at WIELS, Brussels, her largest solo exhibition to date, Thao Nguyen Phan discusses her transition to film to explore colonial legacies and ecological destruction in Vietnam.

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Frieze Los Angeles: Shows to See Ocula Report Frieze Los Angeles: Shows to See Tessa Moldan, Los Angeles

Los Angeles' art scene has a lot to offer during Frieze Los Angeles, with galleries, non-profits, and museums gearing up for the fair's second edition between 14 and 17 February 2020. In this Ocula Lowdown, Tessa Moldan lists a selection of the city's must-see shows.

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Jaki Irvine's Manifesto on Life at Kerlin Gallery, Dublin Ocula Insight Jaki Irvine's Manifesto on Life at Kerlin Gallery, Dublin Apoorva Rajagopal, Dublin

Ack Ro' , Jaki Irvine's reflection on the fragility of life at Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, is an 'ambitious, holistic installation' staged like a 'wild disarray of interconnected yet fragmented pieces'.

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b. 1975, Vietnam

Danh Vō Biography

Combining personal histories with colonial narratives, Danh Vo examines issues of authorship, authority and questions of identity and belonging. Born at the end of the American Vietnam War, Vo's works are often steeped in an intimate allerogory. His family's flight from Vietnam to Europe in a home-made boat, and serendipitous rescue by Danish freighter, are reflected in the elements of chance and encounter that occur throughout his practice. Documents, photographs, and found objects are mined for their discrepancies between reality and mythology, undermining assumptions about human relationships and behavioural norms.

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Danh Vo studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark and the Städelschule, Frankfurt. He was the recipient of the Hugo Boss Prize, New York, 2012; the BlauOrange Kunstpreis der Deutschen Volksbanken und Raiffeisenbanken, Berlin, Germany, 2007; and was a nominee for the Nationalgalerie Prize for Young Art, Berlin, Germany, 2009. Vo has also participated in numerous biennials including Berlin, Gwangju and Singapore. He represented Denmark at the 56th Venice Biennale and participated in Il Palazzo Enciclopedicothe at the 55th Venice Biennale, and his work has been internationally acclaimed.

His work has been exhibited at the Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel; the Art Institute, Chicago; the Kunsthalle Bregenz; and the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.

Exhibition view: Group Exhibition, Scènes dans une bulle de cristal — Seen in a crystal ball, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris (25 January—29 February 2020). Courtesy the artists and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris. Photo: Martin Argyroglo.

Danh Vō Featured Artworks

Gustav's Wing by Danh Vō contemporary artwork
Danh VōGustav's Wing, 2013Papier mache
Marian Goodman Gallery Enquire about this work
Top Gun by Danh Vō contemporary artwork
Danh VōTop Gun, 2013Calligraphy in pencil and ink
Xavier Hufkens Enquire about this work
Ferse by Danh Vō contemporary artwork
Danh VōFerse, 2013Gold, ink, paper, writing by Phung Vo
176 x 148 cm
Galerie Buchholz Enquire about this work
2.2.1861, 2009– by Danh Vō contemporary artwork
Danh Vō2.2.1861, 2009–, 2018Ink on A4 paper
29.6 x 21 cm
Xavier Hufkens Enquire about this work
Untitled by Danh Vō contemporary artwork
Danh VōUntitled, 2014Gold leaf on cardboard box
Variable dimensions
Not For Sale
Duddell's

Danh Vō Current & Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Scènes dans une bulle de cristal — Seen in a crystal ball at Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
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25 January–29 February 2020 Group Exhibition Scènes dans une bulle de cristal — Seen in a crystal ball Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
Contemporary art exhibition, Danh Vō, Cathedral Block, Prayer Stage, Gun Stock at Marian Goodman Gallery, London
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19 September–1 November 2019 Danh Vō Cathedral Block, Prayer Stage, Gun Stock Marian Goodman Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Kotodama at Para Site, Hong Kong
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16 June–26 August 2018 Group Exhibition Kotodama Para Site, Hong Kong

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Danh Vō In Ocula Magazine

Emi Eu: ‘We have to look at Southeast Asia as one market’ Ocula Conversation Emi Eu: ‘We have to look at Southeast Asia as one market’ Stephanie Bailey, Singapore

STPI's Emi Eu reflects on S.E.A. Focus, an STPI project platforming artists and galleries from Southeast Asia, in the wake of Art Stage's decline in 2019 and ahead of the launch of Singapore's new art fair, Art SG, in October 2020.

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Taipei Lowdown: Shows to See Ocula Report Taipei Lowdown: Shows to See Tessa Moldan, Taipei

As Taipei Dangdai returns for its second edition between 17 and 19 January 2020 at the Nangang Exhibition Center, a selection of exhibitions across the city confirm Taipei as one of the region's most exciting art hubs.

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Frieze Week Lowdown: London Shows to See Ocula Report Frieze Week Lowdown: London Shows to See Tessa Moldan, London

London's galleries and museums are gearing up for a lively October, with Frieze London and Frieze Masters running between 3 and 6 October 2019 at Regent's Park, along with 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, taking place across the same dates at Somerset House; and the tenth anniversary of the Sunday Art Fair, showcasing new and emerging...

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Danh Vō Ocula Conversation Danh Vō Diana d'Arenberg, Hong Kong

Artist Danh Vō brings together fragments—pieces of his life, and of history—to tell stories. He places these objects and works in exhibition spaces with the restraint of a Zen master, creating layers, pauses, and silences between statements. There is space for phantoms and memories to float between the works, creating a dialogue...

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Danh Vō In Related Press

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Preview Art Basel 2019 Related Press Preview Art Basel 2019 7 June 2019, ARTnews

Art Basel 2019 opens to the public on Thursday, June 13, with two preview days, on June 11 and 12. Some 290 galleries from 34 countries will show work at the Swiss fair, which runs through June 16.

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THE ARTIST QUESTIONING AUTHORSHIP Related Press THE ARTIST QUESTIONING AUTHORSHIP 29 January 2018, The New Yorker

Danh Vo had just started to gain recognition as a rising young artist when he decided, in 2010, to make a full-scale replica of the Statue of Liberty. He had been offered a one-man show at the Fridericianum, a huge exhibition space in Kassel, Germany. 'The curator said he had seen shows of mine, and that I could deal with big spaces without...

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Danh Vō at White Cube, Hong Kong Related Press Danh Vō at White Cube, Hong Kong 15 November 2016, Flash Art International

For his first solo exhibition at White Cube in Hong Kong, Danh Vō presented politically charged works in which language and object are always in play. His gestures here are rooted in the leitmotifs of his prior productions, in particular identity and authorship. For Vō, a work’s materiality transforms it into something universal....

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Danh Vō at White Cube, Hong Kong Related Press Danh Vō at White Cube, Hong Kong 9 November 2016, ArtAsiaPacific

Danh Vō is no stranger to the concept of possession—of objects, of artwork and of souls. Last year, the artist finally settled a prolonged battle against a lawsuit brought about by art collector Bert Kreuk, who had allegedly commissioned Vō to create a major installation piece for him (due to be shown in a prime position at an exhibition of...

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