Thao Nguyen Phan. Reincarnations of Shadows
17 x 24 cm, 232 pages
Edited by Lucia Aspesi and Fiammetta Griccioli
Texts by Lucia Aspesi, Fiammetta Griccioli, Andrea Lissoni, Roger Nelson, Thao Nguyen Phan, Quyên Nguyên-Hoàng, Alessandro Rabottini, Filipa Ramos
The most extensive monograph on Thao Nguyen Phan’s work is published in conjunction with her solo exhibition at Pirelli HangarBicocca. The volume delves into Phan’s practice by highlighting her distinctive approach to the relationship between moving image, drawing and installation, and presents a wide selection of works made from 2013 to the present. The catalog includes extensive photographic documentation of all the works installed in the exhibition, along with critical texts and thematic insights. These include an essay on the relationship between video and nature in the artist’s work by art historian Filipa Ramos, a text by curator Roger Nelson that contextualizes Phan’s work with the architecture and art scene of Southeast Asia, and an interview by the curators on the exhibition. Along with a conversation between the artist and Phan Dinh Hoi, about modernist sculptor Diem Phung Thi (1920-2002), the book also contains a section devoted entirely to the filmography of the videos featured in the exhibition, bringing together a plurality of visions and voices from international curators, writers, and critics, including Quyên Nguyễn-Hoàng, Andrea Lissoni, Han Nefkens, and Alessandro Rabottini.