‘The Disoriented Garden… A Breath of Dream’ by Truong Cong Tung – Sa Sa Art Projects


Sa Sa Art Projects

Jan 26 - Apr 04, 2024

The disoriented garden... A breath of dream, 2023 – ongoing, 1-channel video (sound, color) 69’00, Produced by Han Nefkens Foundation
All images courtesy of the artist and Sa Sa Art Projects

Sa Sa Art Projects is pleased to present The Disoriented Garden... A Breath of Dream, a solo exhibition by Vietnamese artist Truong Cong Tung created with the support of the Han Nefkens Foundation. Presenting his works in Cambodia for the first time, Tùng’s multimedia exhibition introduced a newly produced video work of the same title, together with four other existing works, including a sculptural installation, a lacquer painting, and two other video works. Taking inspiration from his hometown region the Central Highlands of Vietnam, Tùng turns Sa Sa gallery space into an ever-changing garden of wonder that conflates times and spaces and evokes a consciousness of co-existence between non-humans and humans, the invisible and the visible, and the domesticated and the wild. The exhibition proposes an open-ended interpretation of knowledge anchored on the presence of the land.

  • In the wind up the sky in the garden... Shadows out there # 3, 2023 – ongoing, Lacquer on wood, dust, metal frame 70×70cm, Spatial installation

  • Transference, 2024 - ongoing, Site-specific installation, Dimension could be changed according to site

  • Dance of the insect, 2020 - ongoing, Single channel video, color, sound 15’19

  • The lost landscape #1, 2021 – ongoing, Single channel video, color, sound 5’00

About the artist

Truong Cong Tung (Born in 1986)
He grew up in Dak Lak among various ethnic minorities in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. He graduated from the Ho Chi Minh Fine Arts University in 2010, majoring in lacquer painting. With research interests in science, cosmology, philosophy and the environment, Truong Cong Tung works with a range of media, including video, installation, painting and found objects, which reflect personal contemplations on the cultural and geopolitical shifts of modernization, as embodied in the morphing ecology, belief or mythology of a land. He is also a member of Art Labor (founded in 2012), a collective working between visual art and social/life sciences to produce alternative non-formal knowledge via artistic and cultural activities in various public contexts and locales.

The Han Nefkens Foundation is a private, non-profit organisation set up in Barcelona in 2009 by Dutch writer and patron, Han Nefkens. It focuses on the production of video art, with the aim of connecting people through art across the world, collaborating with renowned international art institutions. The Foundation's founding values have defined it from the beginning as an innovative and forward-thinking model: a production hub that oversees and promotes contemporary creation from the very first moments until the final presentation. Positioned as a platform for video artists to advance their careers, its main activity is to commission new works through its awards and grants on an international level. The unique way in which the foundation operates allows for artists not only to produce new work but also to have that work shown at numerous art institutions world-wide.

Sa Sa Art Projects is a Cambodian artist-run space dedicated to experimental and critical contemporary art practices. It was founded in 2010 by the Cambodian arts collective Stiev Selapak and operated from the historic and vibrant apartment complex known as the White Building until 2017, when the building was demolished for new development. Sa Sa runs four main interconnected programs: artist-led art education, exhibitions, Pisaot artist residency, and other special collaborative projects. In recent years, Sa Sa Art Projects has shifted toward a stronger engagement with young Cambodian artists and art graduates while facilitating resources and supporting independent practices for a healthy contemporary art ecology in Cambodia.


The Disoriented Garden... A Breath of Dream

Jan 26 - Apr 04, 2024
会 場
Sa Sa Art Projects
#47, St.350 (off Street 95) Phnom Penh
電 話
info@sasaart.info, 092 961 974
10am-6pm Wed-Sat

Editor: Aura Contemporary Art Foundation