MTalks Danh Vo in conversation with Jason Smith
Fri 21 Oct 2016, 6.15pm–7.15pm
Photo by James Ewing
Due to inclement weather, this MTalks with Danh Vō in conversation with Jason Smith, has now moved. Given there’s a 95 percent chance of heavy rain this special MTalks will now be hosted a five-minute walk away at ACMI X, Level 4, 2 Kavanagh Street, Southbank. New location. Same time.
Vietnamese-born Danish artist Danh Vō will join us in the gardens, along with Geelong Gallery director Jason Smith, for this special MTalks event. Danh Vō’s early life was defined by upheaval: Danh and his family fled their native South Vietnam, launching seaward in a homemade boat to be rescued at sea by a Danish freighter and re-settled in Denmark. Danh’s art is often attributed to these early events and the subsequent new location he and his family found themselves in—a dialogue between the historical and the personal, of identity and belonging. Danh Vō’s art is wonderfully prolific, and perhaps most recognisable is the work We The People (pictured), one that continued Danh’s artistic narrative in the form of a 1:1 scale model of the Statue of Liberty but deconstructed into 250 smaller individual pieces: an exposition that prompts the viewer to ponder the very meaning of liberty. We invite you to this MTalks event, to explore the depth of Danh’s work.
You can revisit this conversation on MPavilion’s library page.