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PAST EXHIBITION
Black Painting
SOLO EXHIBITION: NGUYEN THAI TUAN
FROM 2015 MAY 28 UNTIL 2015 SEPTEMBER 09
Primae Noctis is pleased to present Nguyen Thai Tuan (1965, Vietnam) solo exhibition.
On show paintings from the historical series "Black Painting".
Published book: "Nguyen Thai Tuan - Black Painting & Heritage", with a critical essay by Demetrio Paparoni.

"I find his work of the greatest interest in addition to being a moving and highly aesthetic denunciation of the present political and social situation in his Country.

So called "Social Realism" dedicated to celebrate an un-existing happy people in a simulacrum of democracy is turned inside out through his Art.

He does represent real people but the latter are devoid of any individual features.
The person is thrown back into the anonymous crowd. It is a nobody into un-inhabited clothes. The individual is no longer a human being but merely its simulacrum: a wheel in the governmental machine. This is exactly what the the government wishes to reduce its people. Astonishingly, no stronger denunciation of this state of affairs could be made by depicting, not the physical aspect of the person, but merely what it wears."

Arturo Schwarz


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