Michelle Nguyen. Horror Vacui
We’re always intrigued by the work of artist Michelle Nguyen, and curious about what she will do next. Now, we’re delighted to discover that she has an upcoming new exhibit. Its title? ‘Horror Vacui’.
This phrase – Horror Vacui – is based on New Latin for ‘fear of empty space’.
Nguyen, we read: ‘ looks to encourage viewers to think and speak openly about human mortality and acknowledge death as an inevitable reality – she believes that contemporary Western society has created a culture of death denial and fear that is detrimental to the emotional and spiritual well being of the individual and the communities to which they belong. She infuses her images with important commentary on inherited trauma and ancestral grief through her lens as part of a Vietnamese Canadian family.’
A preview …
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Michelle Nguyen’s ‘Horror Vacui’ runs at the Vancouver Bau-Xi Gallery from November 5th to 16th.
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