Conjuring Capital

San Art is pleased to present ‘Conjuring Capital’, a group exhibition inspired by the resourcefulness of six contemporary artists who challenge the time invested in labor as an exchange value that justifies and determines wealth. Participating artists include Adriana Bustos (Argentina), Christopher Myers and Hank Willis Thomas (USA), Nguyen Hong Ngoc (Vietnam), Sudarshan Shetty (India) and Than Sok (Cambodia). These voices come from the Global South, a complex set of geographies that endure the residual affect of coloniality and its current neoliberal face. Encompassing video, sculpture, installation, painting and drawing,...

Christopher Myers

Christopher Myers (b. 1974, New York, USA) is an artist, writer and award-winning illustrator. He credits his appreciation of the importance of images to observing the objects and photographs his parents would bring home from auctions and flea markets: “little histories;” “other people’s memories that get left behind.” His own family images have had quite an impact, as well – as in a black-and-white photograph of his grandfather with a telling smile on his face. Myers has made his career working with his hands creating his own images in collage,...

Sàn Art Laboratory – Session 2: Open studio 2

Artist studios of 3 artist-in-residence Trần Xuân Anh, Nguyễn Hữu Trâm Kha and Ngô Đình Bảo Châu, and New Yorker writer – artist Christopher Myers are opened to public audiences. This is the last Open Studio before the artists exhibit the final show as result of their 6-month residency at San Art Laboratory. So you will have a chance to see the process experimenting ideas into physical artworks. Bảo Châu examines the contrasts among forms, materials and sculptural practices. Xuân Anh confronts Vietnamese norms of art and craft, while Trầm...

Clothes i wear, is it possible to have a global art practice?

Christopher Myers – Laboratory Artist in Residence in collaboration with Tran Minh Duc Christopher Myers – a visual artist who has shown work at PS1/MoMA in New York, and at various other venues in China, Ghana, Sudan, and curated here at our very own San Art will talk about making art in different contexts, and why there isn’t yet a true global art scene....