Kvet Nguyen
Slovak-vietnamese artist
August, 2020

Reframing possibilities (2020)

When crossing borders, do you think about what you will become? When I was a child, I wanted to write a book about a world where all continents are physically connected and therefore have no borders. In today’s world, I find a lot of painful past with cracks in the present. Photographs are not only proof of those cracks, but they also are connected to my second home that my parents abandoned.

The medium of photography is oftentimes a tool of power by humiliating others and keeping privilege for the mighty ones. I look at the past while finding common denominators in the present times. Not only in current political strategies but also in my very own growing trauma in the background of my Slovak – Vietnamese identity.

I no longer believe in the boundless state of the whole world but I look for ways out of the repetitiveness of our history.

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The work was exhibited at the Artissima online artfair (2020), the Nitra Gallery (2020), Arta Piešťany (2020), Soda Gallery (2020), VUNU Gallery (2021).

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