Spring Galleria

Featuring the light-box documentation of artist Tran Minh Duc in performance; the delicate silk work of Le Hoang Bich Phuong and her animal/human characters; the provocative social contemplations of photographer Phan Quang; the fictional histories of Phan Thao Nguyen’s bowing painted figures; the filmic stills of a ‘machine equestrian’ waltz by conceptualist UuDam Tran Nguyen and last but not least, the film work of artist Pham Ngoc Lan with his poetic capturing of Hanoi transforming its urban traditions. Senior war-veteran, Vo An Khanh’s field-work photography, showcasing what might be a...

Echoing nostalgia. Collecting countermemory

‘Every twig leaves a story in break- ing Each man only a handful of dirt’ Taken from the short poem BT Shaw wrote in response to visual artist Nguyen Trinh Thi’s work ‘Song to the front’, these lines could be read as a prelude to ‘Echoing Nostalgia. Collecting Countermemory’. ‘Nostalgia’ is an official scientific term of psychological studies, referring to the prevailing psychological condition of humanity and its contemplation of their roots or reflections upon their past. Diagnosis of nostalgia in the field of social psychology has undergone substantial developments...