“From now on”

31 Januari 2019 - 28 Februari 2019

“From now on”
a solo exhibition by Vicky ??
curated by Bill Nguy?n
31 January – 28 February 2019

Pembukaan pameran
Thursday, 31 January 2019
19.00 WIB

Exhibition tour and a conversation between Vicky ?? & Mumtaz Khan Chopan
Friday, 1 February 2019
15.00 – 18.00 WIB
This exhibition explores the past and present lives of different communities of Vietnamese migrants, and the significance this micro-history has on our collective memory. Utilizing various ways of story-telling and stylistic approaches to the moving image, the artworks examine the transmission of, as well as the exchange between, the different types of memory: from the officially-sanctioned; those excluded from mainstream history; to personal archives and fictional narratives. In revisiting a past almost forgotten, the exhibition attempts to better understand our current time of growing nationalism and militarism, where emotions of dislocation, amnesia and loss are still experienced by the hundreds of thousands of migrants around the globe.

Vicky ?? (b. 1990) graduated from Texas Tech University and had an MFA in Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong. She has worked in Hong Kong as a researcher and an independent artist. She is a member of Floating Projects and Archive of the People Collective, Hong Kong. Her work focuses on the displacement of people, urban planning and archival practices. She now works in Saigon as a curator at Chaosdowntown/Cháo, a small independent art space in the downtown neighborhood of the city. 

Bill Nguy?n (b. 1988) is an artist-curator interested in researching and developing an alternative, locally-driven method and platform for curation in Vietnam. Currently Curatorial Assistant at The Factory, Bill is also the co-founder and -curator of Manzi (Hanoi) and guest curator of Nhà Sàn Collective (Hanoi). Select recent projects include: ‘0395A.?C: A solo exhibition by Ly Hoàng Ly’, The Factory, Ho Chi Minh City (2017), ‘Skylines With Flying People 3′, Nhà Sàn Collective, Hanoi (2016); ‘Into Thin Air’, Manzi, Hanoi (2016). He is an alumnus of the 8th Berlin Biennial Young Curators Workshop, and the CuratorsLAB initiated by the Goethe Institut South East Asia.

‘Pollination’ aims to develop and nurture the skills and relationships between artists and curators interested in working (and questioning) institutional structures of display in Southeast Asia.

Current members:
Organizations: The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, SAM Fund for Art and Ecology
Curatorial Advisors: Zoe Butt, Agung Hujatnikajennong
Participant curators: Bill Nguy?n, Grace Samboh
Participant artists: Vicky ??, Julia Sarisetiati
Indonesia host partners: Galeri Lorong & Cemeti – Institut untuk Seni dan Masyarakat

In 2019, we welcome ILHAM (http://www.ilhamgallery.com) from Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) as our third organizational partner for the next edition of ‘Pollination’ and Rahel Joseph as our curatorial advisor for Malaysia.