2020.05.09 Sat, by
Wu Chi-Tsung Opens a New Studio in Saigon, Vietnam

Recently, Wu Chi-Tsung has set up a new studio in collaboration with Vietnamese artist Cam Xanh in Saigon, Vietnam as a significant step of his internationally-minded exploration.  Speaking of his third studio after Taipei and Berlin, Wu Chi-Tsung says, ‘I’m curious about the early stage of an art world, such as in Vietnam, everything happens and develops rapidly. I am grateful to witness and be part of this great historical moment as a member of this intimate and energetic community.’

Chi-Tsung met Cam Xanh in Korea in 2016 on the Asia Young 36 exhibition and was later invited by her for an artist residency in MOT+++ which she co-founded. During the residency, the space was presented as superimposition and coincidence of the two spaces – Wu Chi-Tsung’s studio and a public art space – that opens to the public and enable the viewers to see the working progress. This year, inspired by this experience, Wu Chi-Tsung opened his studio in Taipei again as a residency space for Italian artist Saverio Tonoli and conducted their collaborated exhibition.

Wu Chi-Tsung's studio in Ho Chi Minh City at MOT+++

Wu Chi-Tsung’s studio in Ho Chi Minh City at MOT+++

Wu Chi-Tsung's studio in Taipei

Wu Chi-Tsung’s studio in Taipei

Besides, Wu Chi-Tsung relates to the context of postcolonial criticism and self-reflection towards its cultural identity in Vietnamese art. Last year, Wu Chi-Tsung shot new Still Life Series in Vietnam inspired by local culture and nature. Among them, the Still Life 012 — Buttercup tree was collected by the Nguyen Art Foundation.
Wu Chi-Tsung’s Wire V is now on view in the group exhibition ‘Password 0~1′ at the studio.
Wu Chi-Tsung Wire V at MoT+++ Astoria 2

Wu Chi-Tsung Wire V at MoT+++ Astoria 2

Wu Chi-Tsung WIRE V, in the Post Vidai collection and now on view at MoT+++ at Astoria location for the group show Password 0~1.

Wu Chi-Tsung WIRE V, in the Post Vidai collection and now on view at MoT+++ at Astoria location for the group show Password 0~1.

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