Tuan Andrew Nguyen: Radiant Remembrance, 29 Jun 2023 — 17 Sep 2023

Tuan Andrew Nguyen: Radiant Remembrance

New Museum, 235 Bowery

Developing projects through collaborative community engagement and extensive archival research, Tuan Andrew Nguyen utilizes strategies of remembrance to highlight unofficial and suppressed histories. Interweaving the factual and the speculative and often employing mythologies of otherworldly realms, Nguyen’s films re-work dominant narratives into stories that propose creative forms of healing the intergenerational traumas of colonialism, war, and displacement. Through his interest in animism and material memory, the affective and historical charge embedded into objects, Nguyen’s installations and sculptural practice coincide with and expand on the themes explored in his films.

Installed in the New Museum’s Third Floor galleries, “Tuan Andrew Nguyen: Radiant Remembrance” is the artist’s first U.S. solo museum exhibition, showcasing a new film, Because No One Living Will Listen, and two recent video projects, The Unburied Sounds of a Troubled Horizon and The Specter of Ancestors Becoming, alongside works from the artist’s broader practice. Drawing together conceptual threads from across the Global South via the interconnected histories of Vietnam, Senegal, Morocco, France, and the United States, “Radiant Remembrance” sparks a dialogue on inherited memory and testimony as forms of resistance and empowerment.

Contacts & Details
tue, wed, fri, sat, sun 11:00 am – 6:00 pm; thu 11:00 am – 9:00 pm


T: +1 212 219 1222
M: info@newmuseum.org

New Museum, 235 Bowery

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