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EXHIBITION · Thao Nguyen Phan · 
Reincarnations of Shadows

13 March - 11 August


Thao Nguyen Phan · 
Reincarnations of Shadows

Experience the first solo exhibition in Scandinavia with Thao Nguyen Phan.

The internationally renowned artist intertwines mythology and folklore from her homeland’s turbulent past with current pressing issues of excessive consumption and the destruction of the earth’s resources. The intersection between the documentary and the supernatural take centre stage in this exhibition, which evokes ghostly presences, lush landscapes and unofficial narratives.

Thao Nguyen Phan’s spiritual moving image works revolve around the interaction between people, architecture and nature in Vietnam and the broader Mekong region, which has been plagued by natural as well as manmade tragedies throughout history and still to this day is characterized by the legacy of colonialism, ongoing industrialization and increasing climate change.

The critically acclaimed exhibition in Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s north wing introduces a deep layering of audio, visual and tactile references. Through more than 100 works from the past 10 years, the exhibition will unfold the artist’s captivating imagery through poetic film installations, meticulously executed lacquer paintings, light sculptures, delicate watercolours and architectural interventions. Further info here.


Photo Caption

Thao Nguyen Phan, Becoming Alluvium, 2019 – ongoing. Video still. Single-channel video, colour, sound, 16:40 min. Courtesy the artist. Produced and commissioned by Han Nefkens Foundation in collaboration with: Joan Miró Foundation, Barcelona; WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels; and Chisenhale Gallery


Opening hours

Tuesday-Friday 12-20
Saturday-Sunday 11-17
Monday closed


13 March
11 August
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Kunsthal Charlottenborg
Nyhavn 2
1050 København K, Danmark
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