The highly acclaimed conceptual artist Danh Vo curated his first Hong Kong exhibition at Duddell’s titled Duddell’s Presents: Nairy Baghramian, Janette Laverrière, Danh Vo, the exhibition adds to the global contemporary art conversation.
Danh Vo’s cross-cultural background greatly fuels the artist’s creativity and aestheticism. He persistently deconstructs, interprets, and reinterprets history in surprising and innovative ways; Vo’s installations, which are composed of photos and documents of works of other artists, often address the issues of belonging and identity.
Duddell’s Presents: Nairy Baghramian, Janette Laverrière, Danh Vo embodies Vo’s vision and identity as an artist - the installations, which are inspired by the late French designer Janette Laverrière, fully illustrate Vo’s aesthetic and cultural consciousness.
Vo’s counterpart Nairy Baghramian’s input on the exhibition is prominent. Baghramian’s work frequently alludes to furniture and domestic spaces, is more interested in the secret histories that exist behind closed doors. In 2008, the Iranian artist first collaborated with politically charged designer Janette Laverrière whom she often described as a sister. Their project for the Berlin Biennial put both women firmly on the international art map and marked the beginning of a series of joint projects. Baghramian was a driving force in the rediscovery of Laverrière’s work and her own Eule (Owl) sculpture nods to her meaningful relationship with the late designer. Through the works of Nairy Baghramian and Janette Laverrière curated by Vo, themes of politics and gender inequality are explored.
Press release courtesy Duddell's.