Trương Công Tùng - Embedded South(s)
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Trương Công Tùng

Trương Công Tùng (b. 1986, Dak Lak, Vietnam) is a visual artist, with practice spanning painting, video and installation. Intrigued by unexplainable occurrences in society and nature, Trương draws a lot of his inspiration from spiritual culture, oral history, and the smaller histories unknown, bringing them into his art to continuously explore themes such as social change, ethnicity, and religion.

Trương graduated from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Fine Arts in 2010 with a degree in lacquer painting.

He is a member of the collective Art Labor, and currently lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City.

Film

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MAGICAL GARDEN 2012-2014

Trương Công Tùng collected videos shot by visitors to a “magical garden” (Long An province, Vietnam), which is thought to possess healing power for the sick, and created a semi-fictional documentation of the occurrence. According to the artist, he “could not take pictures nor videos with the same rainbow effects. They said that only people with belief could capture those effects.” In 'Magical Garden', Trương lived and worked on site in order to study the visitors and the garden’s owner, and attempted to present an angle into people’s unconditional belief.

Thursday, 3 November, 2016

Theme: Mythology