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Opening Reception: Monday, February 10, 2020, from 6-9PM
Performance: Deadnaming by Thinh Nguyen
Monday, February 10, 2020 @ 7PM

Chris Christion  Video still Axis of Ego, 2016 Video, 9:24 

 

Performance: Deadnaming by Thinh Nguyen


During the opening reception, the artist Thinh Nguyen will activate their installation in a social performance, Deadnaming, as a remembrance of trans murders in the recent year. The installation itself is a simple altar desk with two candles, incense burner and holder, two vases of flowers, and the list of names on the wall. The performance is conducted in front of the altar with a mantra chant followed by a collective naming of the dead. The work is meant to give space for a personal mourning and to bring visibility to the epidemic of transphobic murdering of trans bodies.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Thinh Nguyen (b. 1984, Bảo An, Vietnam) is a cultural developer (artist, educator, independent curator, cultural critic) whose work investigates the intersections of cultural values. Utilizing various media, they explore and expose oppressive sociopolitical power structures. Nguyen has performed and exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently at The Mistake Room, The Hammer Museum, REDCAT, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, and Contemporary Irish Art Center Los Angeles. They have staged institutional interventions at The New Museum, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Nguyen’s work has been written about in ArtForum, the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, LA Weekly, Hyperallergic, and Artillery Magazine.

 

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