Tuan Andrew Nguyen: Radiant Remembrance

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Developing projects through collaborative community engagement and extensive archival research, Tuan Andrew Nguyen (b. 1976, Saigon, Vietnam) utilizes strategies of remembrance to highlight unofficial and suppressed histories. Interweaving the factual and the speculative and often employing mythologies of otherworldly realms, Nguyen’s films re-work dominant narratives into stories that propose creative forms of healing the intergenerational traumas of colonialism, war, and displacement. Through his interest in animism and material memory, the affective and historical charge embedded into objects, Nguyen’s installations and sculptural practice coincide with and expand on the themes explored in his films.

Nguyen’s New Museum presentation will be his first solo museum exhibition in the U.S., showcasing a new film and two recent video projects alongside works from the artist’s broader practice.

This catalog accompanies his New Museum exhibition, on view June 29, 2023 to September 17, 2023.

2023; softcover; 7.25 x 9.75 inches; 280 pages, 180 color and 80 b&w images; ISBN: 9780915557301.