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Fundació Joan Miró. Tuan Andrew Nguyen

Fundació Joan Miró. Tuan Andrew Nguyen

The Fundació Joan Miró presents the first solo exhibition in Spain by Vietnamese-American artist Tuan Andrew Nguyen (Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 1976), winner of the eighth edition of the Joan Miró Prize.

The show includes some of his most poignant recent video installations, as well as a selection of his sculptures. It also presents three sculptures inspired by the mobiles of American artist Alexander Calder, a close friend of Joan Miró and an outspoken critic of the Vietnam War. In stark contrast to Calder’s pieces, however, Nguyen’s mobiles are made out of fragments of bombs and artillery shells from the lengthy and devastating Vietnam War. In this context, Nguyen’s sculptures are more like explosions than formal exercises in art.

Additionally on display is a selection of sound pieces tuned to emit certain frequencies with healing properties. Imbued with deep symbolic meaning, they resonate with the Buddhist idea of the transformative power of compassion.

On the cover: Tuan Andrew Nguyen, 2023 Joan Miró Prize. Photo Pep Herrero © Fundació Joan Miró

Source: Show On Show