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James Cohan in Berlin: Tuan Andrew Nguyen and Omer Fast

Congratulations to Tuan Andrew Nguyen and Omer Fast on their participation in the 12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, curated by Kader Attia. Titled Still Present!, this international exhibition brings together artists from around the globe to engage with the legacies of modernity and the resulting state of planetary emergency. The Biennale runs from June 11 to September 18, 2022, across a number of major venues in Berlin, including Akademie der Künste, Hamburger Bahnhof, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, and Stasi Headquarters.

 

Tuan Andrew Nguyen

Tuan Andrew Nguyen’s work explores the power of narrative through video and sculpture. His projects are based on extensive research and community engagement, creating imaginative realities that draw deeply from inherited histories and counter-memory. For this major debut presentation at the Berlin Biennale, Nguyen will present two important works: the two-channel video installation My Ailing Beliefs Can Cure Your Wretched Desires, 2017, at Akademie der Künste Hanseatenweg and the four-channel video installation The Specter of Ancestors Becoming, 2019, at Hamburger Bahnhof.

To learn more about Tuan Andrew Nguyen's work in Berlin, click here.

 

Omer Fast

Omer Fast's work delves into the psychology of contemporary trauma, often relying on the blurring of memory and the retelling of actual events through cinematic convention. For the Berlin Biennale, Fast will exhibit A Place Which Is Ripe, 2020, a site-specific film installation edited from conversations with two former Scotland Yard police officers who talk about their work with video surveillance and facial recognition, shown on three mobile devices which play synchronously inside an open drawer. 

To learn more about Omer Fast's work in Berlin, click here.

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