PRIMAE NOCTIS
Simulacrum

28/05 - 09/09/2015

past exhibitions

Simulacrum

Solo exhibition: Nguyen Thai Tuan
Primae Noctis Art Gallery 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 acritical essay by Demetrio Paparoni."I find his work of the greatest interest in addition to being a moving andhighly aesthetic denunciation of the present political and social situation inhis Country.So called "Social Realism" dedicated to celebrate an un-existing happypeople in a simulacrum of democracy is turned inside out through his Art.He does represent real people but the latter are devoid of any individualfeatures.The person is thrown back into the anonymous crowd. It is a nobody intoun-inhabited clothes. The individual is no longer a human being but merelyits simulacrum: a wheel in the governmental machine. This is exactly whatthe the government wishes to reduce its people. Astonishingly, no strongerdenunciation of this state of affairs could be made by depicting, not thephysical aspect of the person, but merely what it wears."
 
Arturo Schwarz