Gallery: Art of Nature Contemporary Gallery
Artist(s): Pierre Carron, Rémy Aron, Marc Tanguy, Natalie Miel, Lam Man Kong, Cang Yuan
Opening / Event Date: 15 Sep, 2021
Closing / End Date: 10 Dec, 2021
10 Chancery Lane Gallery will be presenting artists Atul Dodiya, Dinh Q. Lê, Vu Dan Tan as well as Huang Rui and Wang Keping at Art Basel Hong Kong 2014.
Vu Dan Tan (1946-2009 Vietnam), one of the most important artists in the contemporary Vietnamese art scene, died in 2009 after a long fight with cancer. a self-taught artist, born in Hanoi in 1946, together with his wife Natalia Kraevskaia, founded Salon Natasha in the ‘90s, the first private experimental gallery in Hanoi. Vu Dan Tan forged a new vocabulary and vocation for visual artists in Vietnam and broke from the traditional Vietnamese beaux arts tradition creating multi-media cross disciplinary practices. Tan was known for his unique and intriguing artistry of applying recycled and abandoned everyday materials to his works, such as carton boxes. Tan’s work varied in scale and medium, from collages of cigarette packets which he cut and painted, to life size temple and boat installations made from appliance boxes. His work has been widely exhibited and collected in countries such as France, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Finland, Japan, USA, Singapore and Vietnam. For Art Basel 2014, we will present a selection of Vu Dan Tan’s Venuses. Cut out corset armor made of paper, these works have come to symbolize the artist’s works in the last decade of his life. This rare collection comes directly from his wife who will give us the great opportunity to explore the artist’s oeuvres for the first time in Hong Kong. A selection of his other works will also be shown.
Dinh Q. Lê (b. 1958, Vietnam), one of the most internationally acclaimed Vietnamese artists, Dinh Q. Lê uses sculpture, video and installation to create powerful statements about the impact of historical events on individual lives. Many of Lê’s iconic works bear strong images and themes of the disturbing physical and psychological effects resulting from the Vietnam–US War (1959–1975). Through his works, Lê communicates how the event still permeates the cultural memory and landscape of Vietnam. In his photography series, larger cultural histories and mythology are interwoven by Lê with personal memories, as he blends smaller photography images via traditional technique of basket weaving native to his home country. For Art Basel in Hong Kong 2014, Lê revisits his earlier and more technically difficult photoweaves utilizing a curved template creating a dynamic dance of imagery pushing and pulling with intensity. His works often speak about the instability of memory from the past, and questions one’s accountability that resulted from histories of conflict. Dinh Q Lê was featured in the ‘50th Venice Biennale 2003’, Italy, and his works have been exhibited in the Asia Society, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C.; The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; MoMA, New York. Dinh Q. Lê will have a major solo exhibition in 2015 at the Mori Museum of Art in Japan.
THE PROPELLER GROUP (Formed in 2006, Currently works in Saigon, Vietnam and LA, California, U.S.A) Antique Space Debris, a new sculptural work is closely relating to the group’s History of the Future project exploring space, history, and science-fiction. This Vietnamese/American art collective works in the ideas of popular street culture and modern day propaganda tools such as mass media advertising. This project begins with a wooden sculpture of a phaser rifle appropriated from the universally infamous television and film series, Star Trek. The sculpture is hand-carved with intricate floral motifs used in traditional Vietnamese wood carving techniques which date back to 18th century central Vietnam, giving the imaginary object an even more “alien” feel; something not of this world in both the historical sense and the science fiction sense. By integrating futuristic vision with traditional technique, the work intelligently combines the past and the future into one object. The new relic sculpture takes the History of the Future project a step further. The Propeller Group has been exhibited internationally at the Eli and Edythe Broad Museum, The Asian Art Museum, The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, The Armand Hammer Museum, SF MOMA, MOMA, and The Guggenheim Museum.
Venue | Booth 1D43, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Private Preview | Wednesday 14 May, 12 noon to 5:00pm
Vernissage | Wednesday 14 May, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Fair Period | 15 – 18 May 2014
Opening Hours | Thursday May 15, 12:00 noon to 7:00pm; Friday May 16, 12:00 noon to 9:00pm; Saturday May 17, 12:00 noon to 7:00pm; Sunday May 18, 12:00 noon to 5:00pm