VN artists to attend Carnegie International exhibition

Update: August, 17/2018 - 10:30
The Art Labor group with Thảo Nguyên, Công Tùng and Arlette Quỳnh - Anh Trần. Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — A group of artists from Việt Nam known as Art Labor and Joan Jonas will attend the 57th Carnegie International at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, the US.

The exhibition run from October 13, 2018 until March 25, 2019, and focus on the idea of the “international”, with works by 32 artists and collectives from all over the world including Australia, the UK, the US, Japan, Pakistan and Palestine. The event will gather names such as Yuji Agematsu, El Anatsui, Huma Bhabha, Mel Bochner, Mimi Cherono Ng’ok, Sarah Crowner, Alex Da Corte and Lucy Skaer.

The Carnegie Museum of Art was established in 1896 and has sinve been a rendezvous point for contemporary artists from around the world.

The Art Labor group was formed in 2012 by painters Thảo Nguyên and Công Tùng and curator Arlette Quỳnh-Anh Trần.

Jonas, based in New York, is a famed artist in performance and video art. She has co-ordinated with Art Labor on various projects.

Art labor, based in HCM City, work between visual arts and social and life sciences in order to produce alternative non-formal knowledge via artistic and cultural activities in various public contexts. 

The collective has worked with an array of collaborators including anthropologists, filmmakers, curators, writers, archivists, artists,ophthalmologists, patients and farmers. — VNS