The exhibition’s title, A VILLAGE BEFORE US, encapsulates core aspects of both Vietnamese culture and the broader art world. A VILLAGE is an extended unit formed of nucleus connections, while BEFORE acknowledges the legacy of its past and stands in anticipation of its future trajectory. US, a plural pronoun, intimately speaks to the collective identity of the participating artists while subtly playing with the moniker of the group’s current home.
A VILLAGE BEFORE US opens November 10th, 2023 at the John David Mooney Foundation, 114 W Kinzie, Chicago, IL
A VILLAGE BEFORE US
A VILLAGE BEFORE US is hosted by the The International Currents Gallery at John David Mooney Foundation, with the assistance of Frances Lightbound.
This exhibition is curated by Thuy-Tien Vo, Fulbright scholar and Master of Art in Visual and Critical Studies candidate at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Dr. Nora Annesley Taylor, Alsdorf Professor of South and Southeast Asian Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, with organizational support from Ngô Hứa Minh Trí as project manager and Do Trong Quy and Đỗ Minh Giang (Jent) as designers.
Special thanks to UIC School of Art & Art History, SAIC Visual and Critical Studies, Performance, Art History Depart- ment, Communication Department, F News Magazine, and to all our families, friends, partners, assistants, and beyond.
Major funding for A VILLAGE BEFORE US is generously provided by the Edith-Marie Appleton Foundation and the John David Mooney Foundation.
Additional support has been graciously contributed by an anonymous benefactor.
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