The Disoriented Garden… A Breath of Dream

The Disoriented Garden… A Breath of Dream

Duration: 12.12.2023 – 08.03.2023
Opening hours: Tues-Sat, 11am-6pm
Location: Sàn Art
Millennium Masteri, B6.17 & B6.16,
132 Ben Van Don, W.6, D.4,
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
(enter via Nguyen Huu Hao)

View the exhibition booklet here

Sàn Art is delighted to introduce “Truong Cong Tung: The Disoriented Garden… A Breath of Dream,” opening Tuesday, December 12, 2023 and on view until Friday, March 8, 2024.

Centred on the concept of the garden as a living, regenerative library, “The Disoriented Garden…A Breath of Dream” foregrounds the ecologies that devastate what is intimate and hallow. Through a multimedia installation of video, painting, and sculpture, the artist brings our senses into contact with Vietnam’s Central Highlands: a densely layered soundscape teeming with memory, ancestors, insects, animals, and plants imbued with agency, and varied residues of violent conquest or soft power. 

Considering land as witness, the exhibition draws our attention to the overshadowed histories beneath our feet, and, in so doing, intricately constructs an immersive portrait of the geopolitical, environmental, and spiritual subjects contained within.

This exhibition was created as part of the Han Nefkens Foundation–Southeast Asian Video Art Production Grant, aimed at supporting the development of the contemporary video arts field for artists living in Southeast Asia. Premiering at Sàn Art, Tung’s show will also be presented at partner institutions across the globe, including Sa Sa Art Projects (Cambodia), the Jim Thompson Art Center (Thailand), Museion (Italy), Busan Museum of Art (South Korea) and the Prameya Art Foundation (India).

About the Han Nefkens Foundation

The Han Nefkens Foundation is a private non-profit organisation that was set up in Barcelona in 2009 with the aim of connecting people through art, across all its disciplines.