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TUAN ANDREW NGUYEN, The Unburied Sounds of a Troubled Horizon, 2022

TUAN ANDREW NGUYEN

The Unburied Sounds of a Troubled Horizon, 2022

 

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Installation view at James Cohan, 52 Walker Street, Unburied Sounds, April 12 - May 7, 2022

TUAN ANDREW NGUYEN, The Unburied Sounds of a Troubled Horizon, 2022

TUAN ANDREW NGUYEN

The Unburied Sounds of a Troubled Horizon, 2022

Single-channel video installation, color, 5.1 surround sound

58 min.

 

JCG13433

 

Installation view at James Cohan, 52 Walker Street, Unburied Sounds, April 12 - May 7, 2022

TUAN ANDREW NGUYEN, The Unburied Sounds of a Troubled Horizon, 2022

TUAN ANDREW NGUYEN

The Unburied Sounds of a Troubled Horizon, 2022

(Video Still)

 

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TUAN ANDREW NGUYEN, The Unburied Sounds of a Troubled Horizon, 2022

TUAN ANDREW NGUYEN

The Unburied Sounds of a Troubled Horizon, 2022

(Video Still)

 

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TUAN ANDREW NGUYEN, The Unburied Sounds of a Troubled Horizon, 2022

TUAN ANDREW NGUYEN

The Unburied Sounds of a Troubled Horizon, 2022

(Video Still)

 

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TUAN ANDREW NGUYEN, A Rumble Across the Sky, 2022

TUAN ANDREW NGUYEN

A Rumble Across the Sky, 2022

Stainless steel (10 - 15% bomb metal)

149 5/8 x 118 1/8 x 118 1/8 in.
380 x 300 x 300 cm

 

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TUAN ANDREW NGUYEN, Singing Bowl from Brass Shell, 2022

TUAN ANDREW NGUYEN

Singing Bowl from Brass Shell, 2022

Singing bowl pounded from brass artillery shell, tuned to 432hz

7 1/2 x 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 in.
19.1 x 21 x 21 cm

 

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TUAN ANDREW NGUYEN, Singing Bowl from Brass Shell, 2022

TUAN ANDREW NGUYEN

Singing Bowl from Brass Shell, 2022

Singing bowl pounded from brass artillery shell, tuned to 432hz

10 1/4 x 10 1/4 x 9 7/8 in.
26 x 26 x 25 cm

 

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TUAN ANDREW NGUYEN, Singing Bowl from Brass Shell, 2022

TUAN ANDREW NGUYEN

Singing Bowl from Brass Shell, 2022

Singing bowl pounded from brass artillery shell, tuned to 432hz

8 5/8 x 9 1/8 x 9 1/8 in.
22 x 23 x 23 cm

 

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TUAN ANDREW NGUYEN, Singing Bowl from Brass Shell, 2022

TUAN ANDREW NGUYEN

Singing Bowl from Brass Shell, 2022

Singing bowl pounded from brass artillery shell, tuned to 432hz

6 3/4 x 6 3/4 x 6 1/4 in.
17 x 17 x 16 cm

 

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TUAN ANDREW NGUYEN, Unexploded Ordnance, 16in. 50 caliber, Sông Ngân hamlet, Linh Thượng Village, Gio Linh district, Quảng Trị January 14, 2021, 2022

TUAN ANDREW NGUYEN

Unexploded Ordnance, 16in. 50 caliber, Sông Ngân hamlet, Linh Thượng Village, Gio Linh district, Quảng Trị January 14, 2021, 2022

Digital C-print mounted on sintra

53 3/8 x 80 in.
135.5 x 203.2 cm

 

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TUAN ANDREW NGUYEN, Unexploded Ordnance, 16in. 50 caliber, Sông Ngân hamlet, Linh Thượng Village, Gio Linh district, Quảng Trị January 14, 2021, 2022

TUAN ANDREW NGUYEN

Unexploded Ordnance, 16in. 50 caliber, Sông Ngân hamlet, Linh Thượng Village, Gio Linh district, Quảng Trị January 14, 2021, 2022

Digital C-print mounted on sintra

53 3/8 x 80 in.
135.5 x 203.2 cm

 

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Press Release

James Cohan is pleased to present Unburied Sounds, an exhibition of new work by Tuan Andrew Nguyen, on view from April 12 through May 7 at the gallery’s 52 Walker Street location. This is Nguyen’s second solo exhibition at James Cohan. 


In Unburied Sounds, Nguyen explores the ways in which material contains memory and holds potential for transformation, reincarnation, and healing. The centerpiece of the exhibition is The Unburied Sounds of a Troubled Horizon, 2022, a single-channel video installation exhibited alongside related sculptural objects crafted from fragments of unexploded ordnances. This film is inspired by the people of Quang Tri, on the North Central Coast of Vietnam, which was one of the most heavily bombed areas in the history of modern warfare. It centers around a woman named Nguyet and her mother, who run a small junkyard on the outskirts of Quang Tri. For the artist, Nguyet is both a fully fleshed character and a narrative vehicle for his own physical exploration of material memory.

 

The run time of The Unburied Sounds of a Troubled Horizon is 58 minutes. The film will screen hourly each day, beginning at 10 AM.

 

To explore the exhibition in our Viewing Room, please click here.

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