Sat. 20th April
Flat Time House is delighted to host an event with artist Sung Tieu for the launch of Parrhesiades, a multi-platform project, working with artists for whom language, either written, spoken or otherwise performed, is an important component in the construction of their work. As an online platform, a physical location in SE5, an annual reader and with institutional partners for live events and launches.
Parrhesiades is a multi-platform project, working with artists for whom language, either written, spoken or otherwise performed, is an important component in the construction of their work. As an online platform, a physical location in SE5, an annual reader and with institutional partners for live events and launches, Parrhesiades actively considers the circumstances and curatorial support such practices need and re-thinks the conditions of exhibition-making that this necessitates. No single aspect or route to the encounter with art is privileged as superior. Language, as an event, in its multiplicity, resides across all of Parrhesiades platforms equally. Sung Tieu will inaugurate Parrhesiades with a project that launches at Flat Time House.
Sung Tieu (b.1987, Hai Duong, Vietnam) is a visual artist whose practice crosses a range of media, predominantly installation, sound, moving image, sculpture and photography. She assembles and brings together a rich vocabulary from journalism, archival research and conceptual art traditions into nuanced and layered exhibitions and moments of display. Her practice contends with notions of displacement through the lens of cultural membership and global capitalism. Writing as research process and as medium is a recurrent thread in her work. Tieu’s work is an abstraction of her research, wherein she contemplates the interdependent historical and contemporary constructs of power that define culture and its consumption today.
Recent exhibitions include Royal Academy of Arts (London), Manggha Museum (Krakow), Asian Film Archive (Singapore), Piper Keys (London) and Nha San (Hanoi). She will present her latest research at Images of a Nation, a symposium as part of the current Don McCullin retrospective at Tate Britain in April 2019. Tieu will also be artist in residence at NTU Center for Contemporary Art Singapore end of 2019. She is part of several artist collectives, among them TROI OI, East London Cable and Asia Art Activism.