18h00—21h00, May 09, 2022.


Ô Cách Market, 59 Ngô Gia Tự, Long Biên, Hà Nội

Please note that the event is open by invitation only.

#About the artist and the curator: 

Đặng Thuỳ Anh

Linh Lê

Á would like to invite you to join Đặng Thuỳ Anh and Linh Lê’s presentation of preliminary ideas of their project “Chợt Mộng Tan” (loosely translated as “Dissolves, Fleeting Dreams”), which is a part of our program #SoloMarathon2022. The artist and her curator would like to open their on-going discussion to other practitioners in a hope to solidify their artistic and curatorial premises.
Began with the keyword “dream” and Thuỳ Anh’s personal experience, the artist-curator duo embark on a journey, temporarily titled “Chợt Mộng Tan” — a continuation of Thuỳ Anh’s 2-year endeavor. In this phase of the project, Thuỳ Anh is looking into different materials to develop her ideas, while Linh Lê is seeking different approaches to contextualize Thuỳ Anh’s project. Both of them have come to realize that this act of dreaming in her practice is a way for her to negotiate and arrive at different “spaces”, where she has to confront her own problems.
Different from popular belief in psychology that a person will go through 5 stages to overcome their trauma, upon looking back on Thùy Anh’s works over the past 2 years, we realize that there is not one modular process to deal with loss and trauma. The project thus shifts to another direction, which explores different ways of grieving, as well as reflecting on the cycle of (re)birth and death. How will the artist transform all these thoughts and ideas into artworks through the various experiments she has been working on?
In this first session of presentation, Thuỳ Anh and Linh Lê will share their initial ideas of the project and other unresolved questions, which hope for feedbacks and comments from the participants*. The presentation will be divided into the following parts:
? 45 minutes: Thuỳ Anh & Linh Lê to present ideas of the project, potential materials and methodology, curatorial framework
? 10 minutes: Break
? 60 minutes: Open discussion with the participants
*You can find the proposal of the project here: https://bit.ly/3w2QocM
The rest of the event will be dedicated to open exchange between guests, participants, the artist and the curator, with a small party to celebrate Linh Lê’s visit to Hanoi and her first involvement with Á.