Opening Reception: The Propeller Group
Friday, June 2, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us as we celebrate the first major museum presentation of the Propeller Group, an artist collective based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and composed by Matt Lucero, Phunam, and Tuan Nguyen that blurs the boundaries between fine art and media production.
The projects by The Propeller Group are frequently anchored in Vietnam’s history or its current dynamics as a growing capitalist market, and yet they extend to address global phenomena, whether international commerce, the tools of war, or shared traditions across cultures.
Working in innovative ways, artist group has developed a model that merges collaborative, conceptual art practices—partially steeped in the politically inflected artwork of the 1990s—with the forms and methods of popular media today.
The exhibition is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston, and the Phoenix Art Museum, and presents a number of multi-part projects from the past five years, comprised of videos and related objects.
The exhibition open with a reception from 7-9 p.m. Friday, June 2 (members see it first, from 6-7 p.m. — join today!) at Blaffer Art Museum.