Minh Nguyen

  • Võ An Khánh, Mobile military medical clinic during the period when the enemy is defoliating U Minh Forest, 1970, digital print on archival paper, 23 5/8 x 25 3/4''.
    picks July 04, 2020

    Võ An Khánh

    In the midst of the jungle, focused children attend to instruction in an itinerant classroom. In a wetland field, women in ascetic uniforms jeté with balletic grace. The paradisal world in Võ An Khánh’s photographs, on view in his solo exhibition titled “Masked Force,” offers a glimpse into the daily operations of the Communist resistance during the Vietnam War. Originally a technician of a photography lab, Võ joined the Northern Vietnamese Communist Army in 1960, working over a decade for its Office of Entertainment. Traveling the mangrove forests of the Mekong Delta with a medium-format Yashica

  • Hương Ngô, In the Shadow of the Future (detail), 2014-19, three-channel HD video (color, sound, 12 minutes 30 seconds), hypertufa, plants, fiber-enforced concrete. Photo: Tom Van Eynde.
    picks May 03, 2019

    Hương Ngô

    Fantasies of the past often live on as scattered material remnants in the present. The architectural installation in Hương Ngô’s “In the Shadow of the Future” refers to one such enduring vestige: the star-shaped terraced complexes of Ivry-sur-Seine, France. These communal housing structures, designed by Jean Renaudie and Renée Gailhoustet, in one of Paris’s so-called banlieues rouges (red suburbs), are represented in Ngô’s show by a wooden trilateral sculpture filled with plants. Within its frame, three monitors display a video of a cosmonaut loitering gingerly in the neighborhood, interacting