UuDam Tran Nguyen

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Title

UuDam Tran Nguyen

Subject

Description

“Have formerly colonised countries become colonising countries learning from their own past? To what extent does the colonial past still affect our actions and mind-sets?” During his residency, UuDam Tran Nguyen will work on Time Boomerang, a long-term project started in 2013 that explores the lasting influence of colonialism. As a Vietnamese artist whose life has been defined by diasporic experiences, he frames his relation to history from a personal perspective. Articulated in eight phases, this ambitious project has a global scope and moves along a dizzying timeline of 250 millions years. The first phase, titled Phase 1. The Real Distance of Things Measured: The Cast of the Hands and Its Five Fingertips, revolves around the idea of measurement and has been presented at the Bildmuseet Museum of Contemporary Art, Umeå, Sweden, (2015).

UuDam Tran Nguyen’s multidisciplinary practice spans across different mediums often combining sophisticated technological devices with materials such as clay, rubber, wood, and fabrics.

Date

15 November – 30 December 2016

Contributor

Coverage

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Short Description

During his residency, UuDam Tran Nguyen will work on Time Boomerang, a long-term project started in 2013 that explores the lasting influence of colonialism.

Location

Onsite (CCA)

Collaboration

No

Commissioned Work

No

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Collection

Citation

“UuDam Tran Nguyen,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed October 5, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/1389.

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