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Van Tran Nguyen, Strange Agency: A Proposal for an Improved Memory, April 28-June 2, 2017

Van Tran Nguyen is a Vietnamese American artist who reexamines neutral products such as monosodium glutamate and human hair as racially charged matter. She points to the racial baggage that gives weight to such items and questions the motives of why these negative connotations persist. Her performance, video, and mixed media installations ask questions about the significance of matter in cultural context.

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