Embedded South(s) ~ Special Feature: Vietnam

Sun 6 Nov | 19.30 - 21.00
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Embedded South(s)
An on-line moving image exhibition 

เอเชียน คัลเจอร์ สเตชั่น ขอเรียนเชิญท่านมาชมงานฉายภาพยนตร์เรื่อง 【 Special Feature: Vietnam 】 ซึ่งเป็นส่วนหนึ่งของโครงการ Embedded South(s) วันที่ 6 พฤศจิกายน 2559 เวลา 19.30 ณ เอเชียน คัลเจอร์ สเตชั่น

โปรแกรม: Special Feature: Vietnam
(view the program at http://embeddedsouths.org/schedule/#special-features)
วันอาทิตย์ที 6 พฤศจิกายน 2559
เวลา 19:30 น. เป็นต้นไป
สถานที่ เอเชียน คัลเจอร์ สเตชั่น เลขที่ 28/11 ถนนนิมมานเหมินท์ (ซอยข้างฮิลล์ไซต์ 2 คอนโด) ต. สุเทพ อ.เมือง เชียงใหม่

โครงการ Embedded South(s) มีระยะเวลาทั้งหมด 4 วัน ระหว่างวันที่ 3 - 6 พฤศจิกายน 2559 โดยจะฉายภาพยนตร์ในโครงการดังกล่าววันละหนึ่งเรื่อง ทาง เอเชียน คัลเจอร์ สเตชั่น ได้เลือกฉายเฉพาะโปรแกรมของวันที่ 4 และ 6 พฤศจิกายน 2559 เพียง 2 วันนี้เท่านั้น หากท่านต้องการชม ‘Mythology’ ในวันที่ 3 พฤศจิกายน และ ‘Materiality’ ในวันที่ 5 พฤศจิกายน หรือต้องการชมภาพยนตร์ครบทั้ง 4 เรื่องแบบส่วนตัว สามารถลงทะเบียนเข้าชมฟรีได้ที่ www.embeddedsouths.org

Asian Culture Station invited you to the screening of 【 Special Feature: Vietnam 】 as part of an online moving image exhibition ‘Embedded South(s)’

Program: Special Feature: Vietnam
(view the program at http://embeddedsouths.org/schedule/#special-features)
Date: 6 November 2016
Time: 19:30 onward
Venue: Asian Culture Station
Address: 28/11 Nimmanhaemin Road (the lane near Hillside 2), Suthep, Chiang Mai 50200 Thailand
*Films with subtitles in English and Vietnamese

Outline: The role of an artist in building social conscience, exploring attitude and motivation of an artistic practice, via impact of socio-political contexts; exploring how these differences give rise to differing valuations of aesthetic, technique and meaning of artistic production in Vietnam.

Featuring artists: Dinh Q Lê and Trần Lương

Co-curated by Zoe Butt (Executive Director and Curator, San Art, Ho Chi Minh City), Gabriela Salgado (Independent curator, London), and Lê Thuận Uyên (Independent researcher, Hanoi)

If you wish to watch the full 4-day program privately, please register for free by visiting: www.embeddedsouths.org

Embedded South(s) is an online moving image exhibition examining particular cultural phenomena, within the complex social geographies of those who identify with a ‘south’. Asian Culture Station is pleased to be co-host of this online exhibition, screening two of four sessions titled ‘SOCIAL SCIENCE AND COLLECTIVE MEMORY’ on 4 November and ‘SPECIAL FEATURE: VIETNAM’ on 6 November.

‘Embedded South(s) is screened across three continents, from 3-6 November 2016, showcasing the work of 29 artists from South Asia, South East Asia, Latin America, and Africa. 

The curators determine ‘south’ as a geo-political terminology that labels a particular ‘tropic’, often economically considered ‘developing’ and culturally suffering the trauma of coloniality. However, they also understand this ‘south’ to be a mobile entity in its diaspora, with many ‘souths’ now in transference within the global flows of migration (forced, voluntary, political, or economic). ‘Embedded South(s)’ seeks to share a window, through film, via four differing themes, over four separate evenings: 

1. Mythology (3 November):
The transformation and influence of mythology, as an institutionalized form of spiritual guidance (such as Islam or Buddhism); as popularized contemporary phenomena (such as Bollywood); as a system of language constructed to signify meaning and value, exploring how creative visual vehicles utilize and reference historical narrative to speak about the complexities of contemporary life.

2. Social science and collective memory (4 November): (Screen at ACS)
The artistic employment of social science methodologies in contemporary visual culture, exploring the diverse and often traumatic impact of colonial histories, racial formations, and the consequence of ideology and armed conflict on the creation of collective memory and cultural archive. 

3. Materiality (5 November):
The origin and history of use of material resource, considering the migration of raw materials and human ingenuity/labor and how they have become key components employed and questioned within artistic practice. The creative innovation of natural and man-made materials as local symbol; and the origin and subsequent conflict in international trade of goods (e.g. cobalt, a rare mineral, found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, among others) will also be explored. 

4. Special Feature: Vietnam (6 November): (Screen at ACS)
The role of an artist in building social conscience, exploring attitude and motivation of an artistic practice, via impact of socio-political contexts; exploring how these differences give rise to differing valuations of aesthetic, technique and meaning of artistic production in Vietnam.

Due to government restrictions in Vietnam, where obtaining license to show critical investigations of history and work by foreign artists is increasingly censored, ‘Embedded South(s)’ is delivered online (www.embeddedsouths.org), thus a program available from anywhere in the world, focusing on three time zones for ease of scheduling content – Saigon (Vietnam), Kampala (Uganda), and Sao Paulo (Brazil). 

‘Embedded South(s)’ is sponsored by San Art, Vietnam with the support of the Prince Claus Fund Network Partnership; co-hosted by 98BCOLLABoratory and Los Otros (Manila, The Philippines); New Zero Art Space (Yangon, Myanmar); 32 Degrees East (Kampala, Uganda); Lugar a Dudas (Cali, Colombia); Videobrasil (Sao Paulo, Brazil); Sa Sa Bassac (Phnom Penh, Cambodia); Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design (Jaffna, Sri Lanka); Clarkhouse Initiative (Mumbai, India); Asia Culture Station (Chiang Mai, Thailand); Sinema Kolekan (Jakarta, Indonesia). ‘Embedded South(s)’ forms part of ‘Conscious Realities’, a three-year initiative of San Art (2013-2016). 

The curators wish to say a special thank you to all the participating artists: Bani Abidi (Germany/Pakistan); Fernando Arias (Colombia); Kannan Arunasalam (Sri Lanka); Sammy Baloji/ Lázara Rosell Albear (DR Congo/Cuba); Tiffany Chung (Vietnam/USA); Bakary Diallo (Mali); Andrew Esiebo/Annalisa Butticci (Nigeria/The Netherlands); Shanaka Galagoda (Sri Lanka); Ayrson Heráclito (Brazil); Sasha Huber (Switzerland/Haiti); Claudia Joskowicz (Bolivia/USA); Amar Kanwar (India); Mikhail Karikis (Greece/UK); Jompet Kuswidananto (Indonesia); Dinh Q Lê (Vietnam); Giovanna Miralles (Bolivia); Nguyễn Hương Trà (Vietnam); Nguyễn Thị Thanh Mai (Vietnam); Nguyễn Trinh Thi (Vietnam); David-Douglas Masamuna Ntimasiemi (DR Congo); Phan Thảo Nguyên (Vietnam); Renata Padovan (Brazil); Chulayarnnon Siriphol (Thailand); Sutthirat Supaparinya (Thailand); Kidlat Tahimik (The Philippines); Trần Lương (Vietnam); Trương Công Tùng (Vietnam); Vandy Rattana (Cambodia/Japan)


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