Danh Vō

27 Sep - 02 Nov 2013

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27 September - 2 November 2013

Through works inspired by his life experiences and historically rich readymade objects, artist Danh Vō interrogates the construction of inherited cultural values, conflicts, and displacement. Appearing highly personal at first sight, the work of Danh Vō is in fact powerfully political. Neither direct nor confrontational, his practice explores the power games underlying liberal societies, the rules governing those societies, and the fragility of the nation-state idea. When he was a child, Vo’s family fled Vietnam and settled in Denmark. His work draws on personal and historical arti¬facts that directly and indirectly touch on this experience to examine how such items are dispersed across borders or symbolize transnational movements.

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