“Long Journey” by Quynh Dong at Yeo Workshop, 19 January to 28 February 2016
Yeo Workshop is proud to present the first video-based solo exhibition in Singapore by Contemporary Vietnamese artist Quynh Dong (b. Hai Phong, Vietnam, 1982). Quynh is an emerging performance and video artist, creating hyper-real video works to question representation and cultural stereotypes. A selection of three (3) recent and major video-works will be complemented by a body of intricate ceramic sculptures.
In the show titled “Long Journey” Quynh introduces us to a selection of varying realities. Deriving the title of the exhibition from the1986 television series ‘Journey to the West’, a selection of similar motifs appropriate the essence of the work. The contextualised setting of each piece is independently created and digitally enhanced to promote a reconstructed understanding of what is real; an exaggerated setting at the threshold of emotional overload. By challenging notions of representation and tradition, the work adopts a romantic perspective. Questioning the subject of women, idolising paradise, and re-interpreting visual stereotypes, the work redefines the cliche aesthetic.
Quynh Dong studied Fine Arts at Bern University of the Arts, and completed her MA in Fine Arts at Zurich University of the Arts. Her work has been exhibited internationally, notably including the Kunsthalle Bern, Galerie Perotin in Paris, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam, and Galerie Bernhard Bischoff & Partner in Barcelona. She has further performed her works at Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique Paris; Museé cantonal des Beaux-Arts Lausanne in Switzerland ; LISTE 17, the Young Art Fair in Basel, Switzerland; the Emily Harvey Foundation in New York, USA; YAP`15, The Twinkle World, Exco 1F, Deagu, and MMCA Residency Changdong in South Korea.
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