‘I Love a Broad Margin to My Life’ is the first solo exhibition of the works by Vietnamese diaspora artist Moi Tran. The exhibition – titled after Maxine Hong Kingston’s 2011 novel – features mixed-media objects and documentation of live performance art, drawing on Tran’s lived experience as a Vietnamese refugee, alongside her continued engagement with diaspora visibility and nurturing critical knowledge sharing. The mise en scene is framed by red velvet curtains and invites the anticipation of a shared theatrical contact zone between artist and viewer. Video and interactive objects suspend, as though characters and props, ready to perform. As a person of the Vietnamese diaspora and a Southeast Asian female artist, the work is representative of the artist’s diverse methodology to centre the embodied knowledge of marginalised spaces. Her exhibition highlights the power of co-learning through art and social practice and possibilities in a pluriversal future.
Venue: Yeo Workshop, 47 Malan Road, #01-25, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 109444
When: 15 May - 27 Jun 2021,
Venue/Organizer: Yeo Workshop