Ogden Contemporary Arts presents Unsettled Provisions, a solo exhibition by multidisciplinary artist MyLoan Dinh, featuring of a variety of media including painting, sculpture, mixed media, performance and installation. Dinh’s history as a war refugee is threaded throughout, informing her art-making practice. She binds personal narratives to collective experience, referencing the challenges experienced by refugees everywhere such as language barriers, financial setbacks, cultural code shifting, multiple prejudices—even assigned invisibility.
Stories and symbols from her own journey give a more intimate view of the refugee experience. Shredded immigration documents and letters from her parents are reconstituted as slices of pie in The Uncertainty of Nostalgic Things, symbolizing how household items can carry traces of colonial and imperial histories. Other sculptural pieces feature objects such as construction tools and boxing gloves coated in eggshell fragments, symbolizing a fight for new beginnings while referencing traditional craft from her heritage. Her photo collage series, Baggage Claim, references the plaid fabric of the iconic “migrant bag,” similar to the one her own mother used when fleeing Saigon.
The provisions that Dinh’s mother carried in her migrant bag sustained the family on their uncertain journey. Like her mother, Dinh repurposes provisions of her own making to construct her own space and to amplify her significant voice through this exhibition. These provisions challenge and dismantle falsely-assigned identities and offer means to generate new ways of moving and being.
Opening November 3rd, 6-9pm at OCA. On opening night at 6pm, Dinh will present Longing for Harmonies, a public performance piece that will remain part of her show as a virtual installation. Preceding the opening events, the Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery will host an Artist Talk with Dinh at the Kimball Visual Art Center (WSU) on Thursday, November 2nd at 6pm.
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UNSETTLED PROVISIONS, exhibition review by Shawn Rossiter, Nov. 3, 2023, 15Bytes: UTAH'S ART MAGAZINE
Presented in Partnership with
Ogden Contemporary Arts and
Weber State University Lindquist
College of Arts and Humanities
ARTS & SCIENCE COUNCIL FOUNDERS GRANT RECIPIENT
Six Charlotte-Mecklenburg creative individuals will each receive $50,000 “mini-genius” awards as the inaugural recipients of ASC Founders Grants. The grants represent the largest awards to individuals from ASC in the organization’s 65-year history. Founders Grants support visionary artists who build and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to community in Charlotte-Mecklenburg by directly engaging residents through relevant and innovative cultural experiences. The awards celebrate the commitment of artists to the community they call home and honor their creative vision.
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Berlin Asia Arts Festival
Invitational group exhibition
Berlin Literary Action & Capital Cultural Fund
Sept 15 - Oct 8
Invitational group exhibition
presented by ArtFields Collective and South Arts
TRAX Visual Arts Center
Lake City, SC
Sept 22 - Dec 3
NC Artists Exhibition
Juried group exhibition
Sept 24 - Oct 22
Nov 3, 2023 - Jan 14, 2024
Stories from the Camp
Invitational group exhibition
Fondazione Imago Mundi / Gallerie delle Prigioni
2023 / 2024
Invitational National Biennale, group exhibition
Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington, Washington DC
Oct 1, 2022 - January 29, 2023
Assembly, the Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington’s biennial exhibition program, highlights the material and conceptual trends being explored by contemporary artists in the present moment. The artists in Assembly 2022: Time and Attention demonstrate a deep commitment to process and craft, which is channeled through materials and into research. Through these carefully considered approaches, they are creating work that speaks to the present moment in ways that feel both urgent and timeless. In what feels like a moment of ongoing, even perpetual, crisis they bring this focused approach to issues that are fundamental to contemporary American life, including questions of identity, history, immigration, place, and belonging.
Curated by Blair Murphy, MoCAA Curator of Exhibitions
Roundtable: MyLoan Dinh, Priya Suresh Kambli, and Trina Michelle Robinson
Elena Gross, Co-Director, Berkeley Art Center
Washington Post review
Nature Morte: Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate the Still Life Tradition
Rowe Art Gallery
University of North Carolina Charlotte, NC
Sept 21- Nov 3, 2022
Not in Repose, group exhibition, Good Year Arts, Charlotte, NC, Aug 26 - Sept 16, 2022
Winner of the Second Place Jury Prize
The Mint Museum - Uptown
On view May 7- August 29.
MyLoan Dinh's work at the Mint Museum merges contemporary art traditions and traditional craft methods, speaking to identity and perceptions around nationality.
Constellation CLT is an exhibition series designed to connect visitors to The Mint Museum with artists in our community and to activate the public spaces of the museum.
photography by Jeff Cravotta
The new works exhibited in EYES WIDE OPEN introduces viewers to polyvocal visual narratives by three female identifying Southeast Asians artists, Quynh Vu, HNin Nie and MyLoan Dinh . Their punchy provocative works individually and collectively create space and agency to reframe and redefine genres and dismantle associated cultural myths embedded in Western culture.
Opening Reception - May 26, 6-8pm
On view May 26 - Sept 11
Small Works Gallery at Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art
VOTERS’ CHOICE - MEDIA + CULTURE + ENTERTAINMENT
Best Local Artist - MyLoan Dinh
2021 Patchwork crosswalks public art commission along the Monroe Road Corridor
Black coal, red soil, yellow flames
Oct 2 - Nov 1, 2020
Galerie in der Novilla, Berlin, Germany
"National identities and materials, do they go together? A large number of scientific disciplines deal with national identities - psychologists deal with it as the basis of racist behavior, political scientists try for example to explain why which countries or nations have formed, empiricists are looking for differences in the new and old federal states. From the point of view of business communication, national identities also play a role in branding for countries and regions. When looking at various European countries and regions, it is noticeable that their external perception often has something to do with raw materials. The beginning dialogue project between art and science examines how artists take up national identities." - Prof. Steffen Kolb
Initiated by Susanne Roewer, Prof. Steffen Kolb and MoBe Moving Poets Berlin e.V.
Thank You, No Thank You
May 29 – August 14, 2020
Curated by Catzie Vilayphonh, Founder & Creative Director of Laos In The House
Lanica Angpak | Natalie Bui | Leslie Condon | MyLoan Dinh | Aragna Ker | Chantala Kommanivanh | Jinny Ly | Nguyen Khoi Nguyen| Alex Nguyen-Vo | Sisavanh Phouthavong | Sayon Syprasoeuth | Barbara Tran| Saymoukda Vongsay
Thank You, No Thank You is a statement reflecting the expectations of being a “good immigrant” and not an “ungrateful refugee.” For those living here whose displacement is also the result of U.S. policies, America represents being home and homeless. This exhibition highlights the struggles, negotiations, and complexities in the identities of Southeast Asian American refugees of war. 2020 marks the 45th year anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, a significant date for the Southeast Asian diaspora of Vietnamese, Laotian and Cambodian refugees who resettled in America because of the conflicts. While past narratives around the War focus on American veterans, very little amplifies the voices of over 2.5 million displaced Southeast Asians, many who are now Americans themselves.
June 5 - July 31, 2020
Gallery C3 at Alchemy
Curated by Janelle Dunlap
The original intention of H20/20, Elemental Retribution was to spotlight one of many major socio-political controversies of the modern-day American society; water. Within a matter of weeks, the world’s focus has since shifted towards another universal crisis; COVID-19. The objective of this show remains focused on the conflict between humans and catastrophic disasters born out of the natural world. The collective experience of sanitizing self and space, social distancing and economic hurdles are all humbling reminders of the scale of our vulnerabilities.
Featuring the work of eleven Carolina, Chicago and California based artists who traditionally share visual narratives of a society that struggles with equitable existence; this collection marks a moment in history where artists have been forced to navigate the chaos of a new reality and create work that reflects the pandemic era.
FEATURED ARTISTS: Anderson Brasileiro / Ajane’ K. Williams / Johnathan Cooper / Dammit Wesley / MyLoan Dinh (represented by Elder Contemporary Gallery of Art) / Malik J. Norman / Helms Jarrell / Scott Summers / Cedric Umoja (Columbia, SC) / Madison Elaine (Pasadena, CA) / Tanya Scruggs Ford (Chicago, IL)
SPRING TO ACTION
BENEFIT EXHIBITION TO SUPPORT FEED THE FRONTLINES NYC
Apr 15th – May 31st l Online Exclusive
In an effort to support NYC and the world in the ongoing battle against COVID-19, Monica King Contemporary is launching this benefit exhibition with 25% of each sale going directly to Feed the Frontlines NYC, a bold local initiative that has made a huge statement of support to the NYC community by providing tens of thousands of free meals to the hospital workers around the city working tirelessly around the clock to end this global pandemic and save lives. Through supporting this exhibition, the cultural community will be directly helping frontline healthcare workers, the struggling local restaurant industry, and artists from MKC and beyond who are trying to continue creating during this turbulent time.
HEAVEN, February 27 - March 1, 2020 | Thu - Sat 8pm, Sun 7pm
Booth Playhouse, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center | 130 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
HEAVEN is a modern fairy tale roller coaster ride through conflict and harmony, chaos, courage and kindness.
The world premiere production is inspired by the poem FALLEN MOON FALLEN STARS by North Carolina’s award-winning poet Chuck Sullivan and the work of visual, performing and media artists from Charlotte and beyond. Told through contemporary dance, theater, music, film, video-mapping and visual arts, the story travels through realities and dreams of Maria-Helena, a detained immigrant child. Separated from her parents and maneuvering an upside-down heaven in her holding cage, she learns that to be released she must find a “lamp besides the golden door.”
Supported by Mother Mary and the ghost of Maria-Helena's murdered brother, she discovers it hidden under the treasures of a narcissistic Pinocchio. To give up the lamp, Pinocchio must lose his treasures and become a real “Mensch” - with the help of the audience, whose own response and participation may change events in HEAVEN.
Artistic Direction: Till Schmidt-Rimpler and MyLoan Dinh
January 30, 2020 | By ASC Charlotte
JAN 29, 2020 / By Liz Rothaus Bertrand
Watch the video of the New Colossus mural at the Knight Theatre
A Conversation with Director and Co-Writer Tim Robbins
JAN 27, 2020, McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square
THE NEW COLOSSUS director and co-writer, Tim Robbins, joins a panel to discuss the production, which launches its national tour in Charlotte, and how it connects to immigration and refugee communities around the nation. Local leaders from within those communities will join to discuss these issues as they relate to Charlotte specifically.
Tim Robbins, director and co-writer of THE NEW COLOSSUS
MyLoan Dinh, Charlotte-based multi-disciplinary artist
Sil Ganzó, Founder and Executive Director of ourBRIDGE for KIDS
Theresa Matheny, Fruitful Friends Program Director of Refugee Support Services
Opening Friday, January 10, 2020, Exhibition: Jan 10 - Feb 8, 2020
Join us to celebrate Tarmac, an exhibition by the inaugural Resident Residency artists-in-residence—Dammit Wesley, HNin Nie, Helms Jarrell, MyLoan Dinh, and Marlon Morrison. The exhibition, curated by Community Curatorial Fellow Janelle Dunlap, showcases the artwork of these five Charlotte artists who are building power in their communities to resist and reimagine our collective identity.
Image: MyLoan Dinh, Made in America (everyday 21), detail, mixed media, paper, linoleum prints; 11 x 8.5 inches each x 21. Courtesy of the artist.
December 23, 2019
By Ryan Pitkin
Honored to be in the Class of 2020!
Since its founding, ArtPop Street Gallery’s Charlotte program has promoted 112 artists on millions of dollars of advertising space, donated from partners including Adams Outdoor Advertising, Charlotte Center City Partners, Awedience Media, Northlake Mall and the anonymous donor that funds the displays at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
By Ryan Pitkin
December 5, 2019
July 28, 2019
By Deborah Krieger
Deborah Krieger visits Asian Arts Initiative's exhibition "ABOLITION NOW!", a group exhibition that features artworks about racism and mass incarceration in America and highlights the arts-related work of local prison abolition and anti-incarceration groups.
BY LAWRENCE TOPPMAN ARTS CORRESPONDENT
APRIL 30, 2019
by Sunny Hubler
QC Exclusive Arts Issue
Interpreting the Human Condition
by Sunny Hubler
QC Exclusive Arts & Style Issue