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Corey, Pamela (2012) 'Crafted Signs of Obsolescence: Tuan Andrew Nguyen’s Aesthetic Artifacts.' Art Journal, 71 (3). pp. 46-57.

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What if the Vietnam War left behind baseball as one of its legacies? What if a Vietnamese rapper from Saigon could dialogue with the New York-based rapper named Saigon? What if propaganda, commercial advertising, and graffiti could be aligned in an aesthetic and sensory pattern, charmingly woven together to shape a Utopian urban fabric in Vietnam's major cities? Each of the works of Tuan Andrew Nguyen (born 1976) has embodied a proposal for an imaginary scenario, a fictional narrative that turns on a convergence of symbols or stories drawn from sociocultural paradigms that seem diametrically opposed.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Arts > Department of the History of Art & Archaeology
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of History of Art and Archaeology
ISSN: 00043249
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Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2015 12:43

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