paper positions berlin with XC.HuA Gallery by Tomas Vu

Tomas will participate in “paper positions berlin” with Galerie Xc.Hua. Opening Thursday, April 26, the fair is an international exhibition of works on paper and will be on through April 29.

26 – 29 April 2018

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Franzoesische Strasse 33 a-c, 10117 Berlin

Silver Lining at XC.HuA Gallery by Tomas Vu

Tomas will feature a body of new work at XC. HuA Berlin in a dual exhibition, “Silver Lining.”

Liang and Vu’s artworks are both extremely refined and yet grand in scope. It traverses between nuances of details and gigantic forms, which require viewers to be fully immersed in their creation. These works demand a high level of artistry in both production and formal undertaking. While Liang’s work uses mostly JianZhi, a traditional form of Chinese papercut, Vu enjoys laborious layering of laser-cut forms. The end result of both approaches culminates in the diminishing boundaries between the artist’s hand and authorships, resulting in work that is provocative, transformative and magical. Over the decades, the two artists developed a close dialogue covering innumerable aspects of art, life and politics. The conceptual framing of their works are conceived uniquely for this exhibition.

Like Yin and Yang, these two artists’ work are philosophically, conceptually and spiritually operating from the opposing spectrums, while each relying on the existence of the other.More importantly, rather than be solely entrenched in their own domains, they edge toward each other to a point of equilibrium — day break, event horizon and silver lining. Precisely at this juncture reside both light and dark, enlightenment and chaos, facts and “alternative truth”. “Like current political climate around the world, there is a struggle between these counterpoints, we are at the cusp of these massive forces which are once again at war with each other, to define the future. The choices we seek can only be seen clearly at the edges of light and dark” (Fred H. C. Liang).

Opening April 27, 2018, 17:00
April 27 - June 9, 2018

XC.HuA Gallery
Potsdamer Str. 81B
10785, Berlin

Still Crazy 1977-2017 at Fredric Snitzer Gallery by Tomas Vu

Tomas Vu is now represented in Miami by Fredric Snitzer Gallery and will participate in Still Crazy 1977-2017 to commemorate the gallery’s 40th-anniversary.

Opening reception: Friday, February 16, 2018, 7 – 10pm
Exhibition: February 16 – March 31, 2017

Fredric Snitzer Gallery
1540 NE Miami Court
Miami, FL 33132

People I Love Who Are Far Away at E. Tay Gallery by Tomas Vu

Tomas Vu’s work will be shown at People I Love Who Are Far Away, an exhibition featuring artists whose practices deal with migration in one way or another as part of the New York Immigration Coalition’s YPLC’s inaugural event of 2018. The show will be held at E. Tay gallery with an opening on Thursday, February 1, 2018. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to the NYIC.

Opening: Thursday, February 1st, 6:30 – 9pm
February 1 - 24, 2018

E. Tay Gallery
39 White Street
New York, NY

Flatland at CHAO Art Center by Tomas Vu


Tomas Vu will showcase a selection of his Flatland prints opening at CHAO Art Center in Sanlitun, Beijing, China, on November 18, 2017. The opening reception begins at 3pm. According to CHAO, “this exhibition will present the latest explorations in print art from around the world to provide a glimpse into the symbiotic growth between print art and art history, and demonstrate how the world of art is shaped not only by artists, but also by the various mediums with which it interacts, including the form of art we call ‘printmaking’.”

November 18, 2017 on through December 16, 2017

CHAO Sanlitun
4 Workers’ Stadium E. Rd.
Chaoyang District, Beijing

FEAR EATS THE SOUL at Occupy Mana: Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale That Society Has the Capacity to Destroy (Year 1) by Tomas Vu

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Vu and Tiravanija’s FEAR EATS THE SOUL, an installation of silkscreen portraits on newsprint, paintings, live music by newly formed punk band, 3, and a t-shirt printing performance in addition to selections from Vu’s Dymaxion Chronofile opened at Mana Contemporary’s Glass Gallery on October 15, 2017 as part of the Brooklyn Rail‘s Rail Curatorial Project, Occupy Mana: Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale That Society Has the Capacity to Destroy (Year 1). T-shirts were printed on site in clay with “Up Against the Wall Motherfucker” and “Fear Eats the Soul” in front of a backdrop of portraits of characters from film, music, and other personalities of resistance. There was also a surprise performance by Jonas Mekas, often regarded as “the Godfather of American avant-garde cinema.”

On through December 15, 2017

Mana Contemporary
888 Newark Ave.
Jersey City, NJ 07306

GREEN GO HOME at the Vargas Museum by Tomas Vu


Tomas Vu and Rirkrit Tiravanija
with Buen Abrigo, Mike Adrao, Renz Lee, Gabby Nazareno,
Archie Oclos, Iggy Rodriguez, and Jo Tanierla

Described as “social sculpture,” the project dwells on, magnifies, and renders the gesture of protest looming, urgent, and lively in current time and present political life. Conceived by collaborators Tomas Vu and Rirkrit Tiravanija, it has been organized in Colombia, the United States, and Spain. It consists of found images on newsprint which are pasted directly onto the walls of the site and interacting with graffiti text with which it shares pictorial space. Inflected by the charged term “gringo” that reels off the title when it is read, the exhibition evokes the history of foreign interventions and the resistances against them worldwide. According to Vu and Tiravanija, “the provocation inherent in Green Go Home is positioned against the subtle underlying subtext of U.S. interventions, and colonialist attitudes, towards its neighbors in Latin American from Mexico southwards: an antagonism that has cost many lives and much strife. In the imagery itself, the presence of each character-from films to music to personalities of resistance-reveals itself to the viewer as addressing the condition of the graffiti text. The grid holds up the statement and reinforces the layers of interpretation, readings, and misunderstandings. Green Go Homeis meant to be a wall of resisters, and of resistance.”

This year, Green Go Home goes to UP Vargas Museum. Through collaborations with contemporary Filipino artists, images of recent protest actions in the Philippines will be drawn on the walls of the Vargas as the exhibition progresses. The exhibit seeks to review our notions of history by contributing to a specific history of protest through interactions with the audience. The Vargas develops a timeline of protests to be accompanied by discussions as an integral part of the exhibition.

Opening reception on 13 Oct (Friday) at 4pm
13 Oct–18 Nov 2017

Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center
Roxas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines