Bruce Yonemoto Exhibit Opens Today at Galerie Quynh

December 17, 2009

A new exhibition of video, objects and photo-based work by pioneering media artist Bruce Yonemoto called North South East West opens tonight at 6pm at Galerie Quynh.

Bruce Yonemoto is acclaimed for his collaborations with his brother Norman as well as for his independent practice. His work references the clichés and myths of American culture and the influence of media – most notably Hollywood productions – on society and culture. At the same time his work addresses issues such as identity, race and ethnicity and more generally universal preoccupations with time, life and death. The artist explores America’s collective memory and distorts reality into a semi-permanent state of illusion and stupor.  We are faced with aspects of our daily lives that rarely appear as clear as in Yonemoto’s documentations and manipulations of memory.  Although his practice often references America, his works have cross-cultural inferences to which viewers of different cultures can relate.

Bruce Yonemoto has been honored with numerous awards and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Film Institute, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Maya Deren Award for Experimental Film and Video. He and his brother, Norman, were the subject of a major mid-career survey at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles in 1999. Bruce’s solo installations, photographs and sculptures have been featured in one person shows at institutions such as the ICC in Tokyo, the ICA in Philadelphia and the Kemper Museum in Kansas City and in gallery exhibitions at Alexander Gray, New York, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, Tomio Koyama, Tokyo. His work has also been featured in ‘Los Angeles 1955-85’ at the Pompidou Center, Paris, and the Generali Foundation, Vienna, The Getty Research Center in LA, and the 2008 Gwangju Biennial, Korea. His works can be found in various public collections around the world including the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Exhibition dates: December 17, 2009 – January 16, 2010

Location: Galerie Quynh, 65 De Tham Street, District 1, HCMC, Vietnam

Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 6pm

Closed on Sundays and Mondays

Contact information: Mai Ardia (English); Huynh Kim Yen (Vietnamese), info@galeriequynh.com, +84 (08) 3836 8019

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