Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA) – B1-R3, Royal City 72A Nguyễn Trãi, Thanh Xuân, Hà Nội.
07.05 – 25.06.2023
07.05.2023 | 17:00
* Free entrance
Over the last decade, with the fast growth of the internet and social media, more images have never been widely produced, reproduced, and distributed. With AI, new ideas and images are made daily without intimate or personal ties. As Guy Debord has said: “The spectacle is a social relation between people that is mediated by an accumulation of images that serve to alienate us from a genuinely lived life. The image is thus a historical mutation of the form of commodity fetishism.” What is an alternative in seeking to portray a genuinely lived life? The desire to record, preserve memories and tell stories has always been a long-lasting desire of human beings, making us distinctive from other species. How do artists find strategies to immune themselves from the overwhelming stock of images that dominate our daily lives and stay true to their stories? Revived invited artists using photographs as a point of departure to explore various ways of understanding oneself, understanding the world, exploring unconscious modes of thinking, and imagining an image. Using multiple sources such as archival family photos, documentation, performances, and installations, the artists in the show slowly reveal not just their intimate stories but also put us in positions to question our consumption of images.
Hua Nhu Xuan, Kvet Nguyen, Hien Hoang, Nadia Cao, Serena Chang, Caroline Gervay, Nguyen Thuy Tien
Do Tuong Linh
Mai Nguyen Anh