“I paint with industry and cleverness as a mason’s laborer but also with the pleasure and indulgence of a little boy who dips his hands into the sand on the beach to build his own palace. I, too, have an extreme deep longing for dipping my hands in the material I use to paint: trowel and brush are not enough for me.”
For some time now Lai Dieu Ha has been a prominent name associated with performance art in Vietnam, in particular, with those performances that have received the most controversy in public opinion. Embedded in her often visceral acts are concerns with the threshold of pain, social constraints on the female body, and the possibilities of corporeal transformation.
ABOUT THE FAIR
10-13 September 2015
START, presented by Prudential, is held at Saatchi Gallery between 10th and 13th September. Its aim is to shine a spotlight on emerging artists and new art scenes.
On the ground and first floor, 38 galleries from cities that range from Seoul to New York, Cape Town to Riga, showcase the best of their gallery rosters with an emphasis on artists who are new to London.
Have you ever worried that the land where they were born gradually belongs to others? Nau’s concerns began with her "The Land of Energy" which is the first step launch of a long-term project for the mining localities in the province of Thai Nguyen. On her way from laboratories to mines, Nau is longing to unravel the secrets of the underground where Nau was born. Nau’s artworks in this series introduce a new art practices of many emerging contemporary artists now to portray concepts of the past, present and future: very curious and experimental, research based and artistic intuitive
CUC Gallery proudly presents the solo exhibition of artist Ly Tran Quynh Giang (b.1978) – Where they turn to. Giang is among very few of prominent female contemporary artists of Vietnam that has been diligently working over the years. An artist whose representations of human and animal figures exude a range of emotions and sensations: sadness, melancholy, ennui, uncertainty, intimacy, intensity and eroticism, Giang will present a collection of new oil on canvas works and for the first time, an intimate installation.
Where they turn to pushes zoomorphic transformation and symbolism further. At one point in the previous series, the owl was predominant because of the aura of its austerity and imminent threat. In this new series, the owl is less prominent and the rabbit plays a more significant key role. Giang notes that whereas earlier works contained more of herself, these paintings are less personal and more open to interpretation. Rabbits symbolize innocence, lack of protection, weakness, fragility, loneliness and helplessness, suggesting an invitation to interpretation on the part of the viewer. Perhaps, for Giang, animals provide a stronger, more open-ended means of understanding the human psyche. In her paintings, they are neither merely decorative nor symbolic. They would seem to provide a clearer window into altered states of emotions or allegories for human subjectivity.
CUC Gallery - Booth 11.2, London, June 26-29
CUC Gallery is happy to announce that we will be participating in the START Art Fair, presented by Prudential, held at Saatchi Gallery,London from June 26-29.
For more information, please visit http://startartfair.com/
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CUC Gallery - Booth 1C35
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Duong Thuy Lieu, "Windows", solo exhibition, Hanoi, Vietnam, travel exhibition to MAM –Art Projects, collaborated with MAM-Art Projects and Vietnamese Women Museum
"Windows" and handles in Duong Thuy Lieu’s paintings not only show the inner feelings and surrounding world through her eyes but is also an evidence that arts have changed the life of each of us and how we have changed the arts.