Danh Vo’s conceptual artworks and installations often draw upon elements of personal lived experience (his own, the lives of his parents and other family members) to explore broader historical, social or political themes, particularly those relating to the history of Vietnam at the close of the twentieth century. The works shown in this book—closely related to an exhibition at the Pinault Foundation in Venice—in addition to Vo’s site-specific installations, include some curious old works of art from Venetian museums and collections, provocatively chosen by Vo to establish an unprecedented dialogue between past and present.
About The Author
Dahn Vo is an artist who was born in Vietnam but is now a naturalized Danish citizen. He currently lives and works in Berlin.
Caroline Bourgeois, for a long time an independent curator, has been artistic director of the Plateau, an important platform for contemporary creation in Paris.