Sunday, February 28, 2010

Antuong Nguyen

Antuong Nguyen is a multidisciplinary artist and film director based in Melbourne, Australia.

Antuong's works have been shown both nationally and internationally, at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (London), Transmediale Festival (Berlin), Melbourne International Film Festival, Australian Centre of Moving Image, Centre for Contemporary Photography, and Seventh Gallery.

He successfully completed a BFA in Painting at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2001.

Finding Each Other, 2010, Print on Paper (100gsm Free Life Smooth White), 297 mm x 334 mm, edition of 15

Finding Each Other is a text-based meditation on the chance encounters between two individuals in this modern age of technology. In this context, within the material form of a shiny little plastic capsule. By sharing his favourite line from a novel written by Banana Yoshimoto, Antuong hopes to shine a light to his psyche, brighten up someone's day, and bridge the gap between stranger and confidante.

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is a group exhibition curated by Nella Themelios & Kim Brockett. The exhibition is part of the 2010 L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival cultural program.

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comprises of two vending machines strategically placed in public spaces around the Melbourne CBD. Containing limited edition 'fashion objects' produced by over 60 Melbourne-based artists, the vending machines are activated when a member of the public inserts a $2 coin. The exhibition explores alternative interfaces of exchange for fashion, the mechanised system as a form of 'fashion dialogue'. More broadly, it thinks through discourses around public space and the role that fashion might play in it.

1 - 31 March 2010

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