The Guggenheim presents the first comprehensive survey in the United States of Danh Vo, a Danish artist living in Berlin whose family fled his native Vietnam after the fall of Saigon in 1975 before eventually settling in Denmark. Over the past 15 years, Vo has assembled an ambitious body of work that examines the intersections of power, history and identity. Politically in scope yet personal in tone, Vo’s projects—based on deep research—combine found objects, documents and images into sculptural tableaux. He’s exhibited worldwide and was winner of the Guggenheim’s Hugo Boss Prize in 2012.
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Photograph: Jean-Daniel Pellen, Paris, collection Chantal Crousel