|Titre :||Danh Vo : Where the Lions Are|
|Auteurs :||Danh Vo, Auteur ; Adam Szymczyk, Editeur scientifique ; Julie Ault, Editeur scientifique|
|Type de document :||texte imprimé|
|Editeur :||Bâle : Kunsthalle Basel, 2009|
|Format :||144 p. / Broché ; ill. / 29.5 cm|
|Index. décimale :||B (Monographies)|
|Catégories :||LIVRE D'ARTISTE ; VO Danh|
Danh Vos ongoing interest in the reasons for Frances involvement in Southeast Asia developed into a new body of work, which will be presented at Kunsthalle Basel. The artist draws on three different archives that link together important moments in the history of Vietnam: the role of the missionaries sent to Southeast Asia by the Society of Foreign Missions of Paris in the 19th century, the official ending of the Vietnam war negotiated in Paris, and elements of Vos biography.
Danh Vo combines objects, documents and artefacts against the background of the specific history of the exhibition space. Reminiscent of an archaeologist or a collector, the artist creates an enigmatic setting that investigates the different notions of personal and collective memory as well as the hope for somewhere better than this place. He challenges the viewers expectations of art and artists and not least also emphasizes the institutions role as it was once defined: a place from which to explore the unknown territories of contemporary art.
An artists book conceived by Julie Ault, Danh Vo and Kunsthalle Basel has been published on the occasion of the exhibition. [kunsthallebasel.ch]
|Edité à l'occasion de l'exposition :||Bâle, Kunsthalle, du 11 juin au 23 août 2009|
|05958||B / VO||Livre||Centre de documentation||Monographies||Exclu du prêt|