Nha San Collective - Nguyễn Trinh Thi participating 21st Sydney Biennale
13 Apr 2018
Marking a turning point for contemporary Asia-Pacific artists and curators, the 21st Biennale of Sydney: SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagement, is curated by an artistic director of non-Western heritage – Mami Kataoka.
On this Biennale, Nguyen Trinh Thi presents a filmic essay, Letters from Panduranga (2015), in an attempt to shed light on the Vietnamese government's refusal to acknowledge the Cham people, an ethnic minority group descended from the medieval Hindu kingdom of Champa. Presenting glimpses into the daily activities of these people, the film is set against a backdrop of spectacular landscapes in the Ninh Thuan province, whilst also describing the underlying concerns of those inhabiting the land.