Central to the artistic practice of Sung Tieu is a personal experience of migration from Vietnam to Germany which impels her to address Post-Cold War histories and the multiple negotiations that underpin a diasporic identity made of unfixed temporalities and spatial uncertainties. In this talk, the artist will discuss recent projects—Loveless (2019), Remote Viewing (2017) and Coral Sea As Rolling Thunder (2017)—which variously employ text, performance, installation, moving image, and sound to convey a sense of dislocation while deliberately eluding legible narratives. She will also expand upon her way to design the exhibition space as a complex environment for sensorial engagement.
The artistic practice of Sung Tieu (b. 1987, Vietnam/Germany) spans a variety of mediums including sound installation, video, sculpture, photography, performance, and public interventions. In her work, she contends with notions of history and analyses transnational movements of people and capitals. Forthcoming solo exhibitions will be held at Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany and Nottingham Contemporary, United Kingdom (both 2020). Other forthcoming projects will be featured at Tate Modern and David Roberts Art Foundation (both London, United Kingdom, 2019), and the Prague Biennale (2020). She has had solo exhibitions at FRAGILE, Berlin, Germany (2019); Royal Academy of Arts, London, United Kingdom (2018); and Nha San Collective, Hanoi, Vietnam (2017).
Image: Sung Tieu, No Gods, No Masters, 2017, video still. Courtesy the artist.