Current and Upcoming, Summer/Fall 2018 by Huong Ngo

Time flies! I'm so excited to announce the current and upcoming news. Hope to see you in real life soon.

 

– Huong

 

 

Current:

 

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FINAL WEEK TO SEE BEING: NEW PHOTOGRAPHY 2018

Museum of Modern Art, 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019
Exhibition: March 18 – August 19, 2018

It's been a real pleasure and an honor this important series. Being: New Photography 2018, the latest edition of MoMA’s longstanding and celebrated New Photography series, investigates charged and layered notions of personhood and subjectivity in recent photography and photo-based art, presenting works by 17 artists working in the US and internationally.

Curated by Lucy Gallun, Assistant Curator, Department of Photography.

 

 
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FINAL WEEK TO SEE FRIEND OF A FRIEND

DOCUMENT Space, 1709 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL
Exhibition:  July 13 – August 18, 2018

I'm happy to show new cyanotypes that I made while in residence at the Camargo Foundation with objects from the project And the State of Emergency Is Also Always a State of Emergence.

“My friends, real friends, better than your friends,” sings Beyoncé as one half of “The Carters.” Brand a marriage, brand your friends, brand superiority, safe and sound in 2018. “We came here for the friends. And then we got to know the friends of our friends,” muses a recent Facebook YouTube spot, before apologizing for selling millions of users’ data to companies like Cambridge Analytica. What might unsullied optimism look like in our dark cultural and political moment?

Curated by Sibylle Friche, Director of DOCUMENT Space.

 

 
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SMITH COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART PERMANENT COLLECTION

Smith College Museum of Art, 20 Elm St, Northampton, MA 01063
Exhibition: May 4 – December 9, 2018

Happy to announce that Smith College Museum of Art has acquired the video The Voice Is an Archive. It is currently on view as part of the exhibition To trace for to carry

Curated by Emma Chubb, Charlotte Feng Ford ’83 Curator of Contemporary Art.

 

 
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ART FORUM INTERVIEW

Hồng-Ân Trương and I were recently interviewed for Art Forum about our contribution to the Being: New Photography 2018 exhibit and our collaboration. 

 

 

Upcoming:

 

 
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REAP THE WHIRLWIND

Aspect/Ratio, 864 N Ashland, Chicago, IL 60622
Exhibition: September 7 – October 20, 2018
Opening Reception: September 7, 5-8PM
Walk through: Date/Time TBA

I am excited to present new work at Aspect/Ratio. In Reap the Whirlwind, I pair early 1900s popular media from colonial Vietnam with ongoing research of women involved in the concurrent anti-colonial movement. These piercing questions fueled my recent solo exhibition To Name It Is to See It (DePaul Art Museum, 2017) and are expanded upon in Reap the Whirlwind at Aspect/Ratio. While previous projects concentrated on the history of women who were a part of the resistance movement and their tactics of counter sousveillance, Reap the Whirlwind focuses on their foil–the hypervisible, exoticized concubine that was the subject of a number of novels and widely-circulated colonial postcards of the time.

Read more in the Press Release

 

 
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ACROSS COUNTY LINES: CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE PIEDMONT

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, 2001 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27705
Exhibition: October 04, 2018 – February 10, 2019
Reception: October 6, 2018, 7 – 9 PM

Photography is arguably the region’s most widely practiced artistic medium. From analogue to digital to experimental, the range of photographic techniques practiced throughout North Carolina is both broad and deep. Across County Lines: Contemporary Photography from the Piedmont presents 39 artists in a group exhibition exploring the striking cross-currents of photographic work happening in the Piedmont region of this state. The exhibition blends the photography of both emerging and established photographers, with images dating from the 1970s to the present day. Subject matter ranges from portraiture and landscape to the conceptual, abstract, and experimental.

 

 
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WHAT WE MAKE

Ross Art Museum, 61 S. Sandusky St. Delaware, OH 43015
Exhibition: August 22 - October 7, 2018

I'll be presenting a sound installation, The Silent Period, made in collaboration with Or Zubalsky, in this exhibition. 

This group exhibit draws on a range of socially and politically engaged art practices to consider how we build communities that are capable of working together across difference.

Curated by Dr. Ashley Biser and Erin Fletcher.

 

 
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Finally, I'll be back in the classrooms soon, as I've just joined the full-time faculty of the School of the Art Institute in their Contemporary Practices department. Excited for the semester to begin!

 

 

Thanks for reading and keep in touch!