This is the first major solo exhibition in London by internationally-acclaimed Danish-Vietnamese artist Danh Vō.
The exhibition continues Danh Vō’s largely conceptual practice in which he weaves together archival fragments and personal references, often evoking experiences of migration and integration to destabilise the embedded structures of legitimacy within citizenship and identification.
The Japanese-American sculptor, Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) has been a hugely influential figure for Danh Vō, his work being a guideline throughout Vō’s practice, and never more so than in the conception of this expansive exhibition.
This is also the first solo show to span the entire space of South London Gallery. Incorporating the Main Gallery space and the Fire Station building, as well as siting an outdoor work on a nearby housing estate, the show plays with ideas of plurality. The artist works across these multiple spaces, using a variety of working methods and collaborating with numerous different people in the course of its creation, be they his father, friend, lover or professor, his students, technicians or other people he encounters along the way.