LEAF PICKING IN THE ANCIENT FOREST
The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam
FEBRUARY 14 - JULY 6, 2020
‘Leaf Picking in the Ancient Forest’, a solo exhibition by Võ Trân Châu, narrates a chronicle lost in time, delicately woven by threads and fabrics, continuing her interest in history and its legacies. By re-imaging architectural sites and cultural symbols that are predominantly forgotten – erased or lost from view – Võ Trân Châu contemplates the fragility of the vessels of history in their odyssey through time and space, in the dilemma of fact between personal and collective remembering, amongst the power struggle between social control and foreign influence. This exhibition also reveals Châu’s persistent investigation into the depth and breadth of fabric as a medium, engaging with its particular history of circulation (its production, trade and function) while presenting myriad possibilities for artistic deployment.