Nha San Collective - DESTRUO


Destruo marks the opening of Nha San Collective, an alternative artist run space in Hanoi. Destruo in Latin can be understood as destruction, devastation or ruin. It is a concept that relates closely to the context of the building where Nha San Collective locates. The industrial complex used to be a medicine factory with different buildings built by the French, Soviet and Chinese. Destruo features artworks by artists from HCMC, Iran, Korea and Hanoi. Hyoungsang Yoo’s photographic works recapture stills from television news, and explore the ambiguous contour between fact and fiction. Anahita is an Iranian filmmaker who continues the tradition of Iranian cinema on the topic of children, with a unique view on gender, gender identity and queerness of children in their prepubescent period. Anahita’s short film “Needle” has won the Cinéfondation award at the 2013 Cannes festival. Questioning the gaps and grey area in social structures, Thao Nguyen Phan’s video installation is an investigation which takes place in a semi-conscious state and via the repetitions of a single gesture. Cong Tung quietly explores the medium of painting. He uses external and natural elements like insects for a long duration to both destroy and deconstruct the surface of the canvas. Appendix Group, the first performance art group in Vietnam, continues with their interest in “Somniloquy”, or “Sleep Talking”, in which simple gestures can carry deep thoughts about tradition, history and modernity.


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