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The Making of an Institution — Artistic Research. Talk by Thao-Nguyen Phan (Vietnam), Artist-in-Residence

1 Mar 2017, Wed 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Studio #01-04, Block 37 Malan Road

As part of The Making of an Institution, Artist-in-Residence Thao-Nguyen Phan explores what artistic research means in the context of her practice and how it has been developing over the years. Interweaving past and recent works that engage with the history of Vietnam, she will discuss her interest in educational patterns and the power of narrative in the transmission of knowledge. She will also talk about the projects she developed with Art Labor, a collective she co-founded in 2012.

The talk will take place in the artist’s studio.

This talk is part of the public programme of The Making of an Institution.


Through a combination of painting, video, performance, and installation, Thao-Nguyen Phan (b. 1987, Vietnam) creates provocative artworks focusing on historical events, traditional narratives, and minor gestures that challenge common assumptions and social conventions. Recent exhibitions include Concept Context Contestation, Art and the Collective in South East Asia, Goethe Institut, Hanoi, Vietnam (2016); Haunted Thresholds: Spirituality in Contemporary Southeast Asia, Kunstverein Göttingen, Germany, (2014). Phan is also a member of the collective Art Labor.

Image credit: Residencies OPEN: Art After Dark, Friday, 13 January 2017, studio of Thao-Nguyen Phan, Artist-in-Residence. Courtesy NTU CCA Singapore.