The Propeller Group
February 18 – May 14, 2017 Anderman, Marshall and Hendler Galleries
The Living Need Light, The Dead Need Music, 2014. Single-channel video (Color, 5.1 surround sound) 20 minutes. Courtesy of The Propeller Group and James Cohan, New York.
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Vietnam’s The Propeller Group blurs lines between fine art and media, life and death
isual artists Phunam Thuc Ha (b. 1974, Vietnam), and Tuan Andrew Nguyen (b. 1976, Vietnam), an artist team based in their native Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, joined with Matt Lucero (b.1976, California) in 2008 to form The Propeller Group, an artists’ collective that blurs the boundaries between fine art and media production. Their ambitious and irreverent projects are frequently anchored in Vietnam’s history and its current dynamics as a growing capitalist market, and yet extend to address global phenomena, whether international commerce, the tools of war,
or shared traditions across cultures. Through their innovative model, the artists have developed a model that merges collaborative, conceptual art practices with the forms and methods of today’s popular media. Now Phoenix Art Museum will present the first survey exhibition of the internationally renowned artist collective beginning February 18. The exhibition is co-organized with the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.
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