Dream a Future Dream
23 March 2017 9:00 am
UuDam Tran Nguyen creates huge scale artwork involving hundreds of motorcycles, inflatable sculptures and robotic crowdsourcing artworks. His videos have been shown in museums all over the world and speak of the rapid development of Vietnam. Motorcycles are used as a symbol for the driving force that propels Vietnam’s economy into the future with uncertain consequences.
At the Goethe-Institut, Uudam Tran Nguyen will present two videos and a new installation for which he uses the Honda Dream and Honda Future, the most popular motorbikes during his teenage years.
Born in 1971 in Kon Tum, Vietnam, UuDam is one of Vietnam’s leading contemporary artists. After his studies at the Fine Arts University in HCMC he spent time living in the US and studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Working with video, performance, photography and sculpture, he has had his work shown at international exhibitions in Brisbane, Singapore, New York and London. He is also co-founder of the Vietnamese art magazine, XEM.
The exhibition will be open daily from 9am to 7pm, with the opening reception at 6pm on Mar. 10. Entrance is free. The Goethe-Institut is at 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh, Hanoi./.