Thu Van Tran

Novel Without a Title

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This is the first major solo exhibition in Switzerland of the artist Thu Van Tran (b. 1979), who comes from Vietnam and lives in Paris. She is known for her precise yet extremely poetic works that interweave questions of postcolonialism with those surrounding our ability to remember the histories of countries, materials, rituals, heritages, and so on. Van Tran’s work is inspired by literature, history, architecture, and nature, as well as how these fields explore concepts of contamination, identity, and language. The title of the show, Novel Without a Title (in ref. to Novel Without a Name by Duong Thu Huong), refers to our ability to narrate and transmit histories and tragedies. Are we finally able to speak about the unspeakable?

Curator: Ines Goldbach