Danh Vo19. Jul - 28. Sep 14 / ended Nottingham Contemporary
Tue - Fri, 10:00 - 19:00. Sat, 10:00 - 18:00. Sun, 11:00 - 17:00
This summer we present Danh Vo’s first major UK exhibition. Vo’s work explores the intersections of personal experience and major historical events, including the impact and mutations of Catholicism as it spread through colonisation. His artworks reflect on the paradoxes inherent in the construction of identity. His use of objects evokes the historical circumstances that shape contemporary life. “I don’t believe that things come from within you. To me things come out of the continuous dialogue you have with your surroundings,” he has said.
Danh Vo; was born on the island of Phu Quoc, South Vietnam in 1975 and eventually granted political asylum in Denmark, where he was raised. Since 2009 Vo has been collaborating with his father, Phung Vo, a skilled calligrapher, who has made new works for the exhibition.
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