Lullaby for the 49th Day
Minh Hoang Nguyen
Now On View at Power Plant Gallery
Sept 10-Oct 24
For details visit powerplantgallery.duke.edu
In Vietnamese funeral tradition, following someone’s death, they spend 49 days in a liminal state between death and being reborn. On the 49th day, the surviving family members hold a ceremony to commemorate the deceased being reborn and the living to resume their lives. This exhibition is dedicated to not only the people who was affected by the Vietnam War but also the war and the memory of the war itself.
Minh Hoang Nguyen is an interdisciplinary artist from Hanoi, Vietnam. His work is predominantly image-based. His interests include street photography, documentary, and more conceptual expressions, especially self-portraiture. His recent work has been focusing on the theme of representation, trauma and healing.