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 MAKÉT 02: From Here On Out

published by Matca

Documentation: Lê Xuân Phong for Matca

Four artists explore what matters to them at a specific point in time, be it a visual experiment, reflections on memory and belonging, current socio-economic forces within the personal realm – these topics do not stand alone but often intersect with one another. 

In fleeting nightscapes, Nguyen Duy Tuan comes to terms with his private grievances and the stifling ordinariness of small-town life. Now hidden away from public view, the animal-infused liquor jars portrayed by Binh Dang are further mystified and elevated into urban legends. A self-described “no-land man”, Nguyen Dinh Phong captures whited-out real estate boards imposed on deserted backgrounds, which then become a self-fulfilling prophecy when the pandemic takes its toll on his tourism-dependent adopted city. Thi My Lien Nguyen attempts to map the Vietnamese experiences in Switzerland, going great literal lengths in search of people and things connected to her home country. 

Makét 02: From Here On Out 
Produced by Matca, co-published with The Gioi Publishing House 
Year of release: 2022 
Number of pages: 234 Size: 14 x 20cm 
Language: Vietnamese and English 
Print run of 500 copies 
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