NEWS

Tomas Vu’s work will be shown at People I Love Who Are Far Away, an exhibition featuring artists whose practices deal with migration in one way or another as part of the New York Immigration Coalition’s YPLC’s inaugural event of 2018. The show will be held at E. Tay gallery with an opening on Thursday, February 1, 2018.

E. Tay Gallery, 39 White Street, New York, NY
Opening: Thursday, February 1st, 6:30 – 9pm

*All proceeds from ticket sales will go to the NYIC.

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Tomas Vu will participate in the John Michael Kohler Arts Center Arts/Industry Program in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, as an artist-in-residence in Kohler Co.’s Pottery beginning in the winter term of 2018.

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Tomas Vu will showcase a selection of his Flatland prints opening at CHAO Art Center in Sanlitun, Beijing, China, on November 18, 2017. The opening reception begins at 3pm. According to CHAO, “this exhibition will present the latest explorations in print art from around the world to provide a glimpse into the symbiotic growth between print art and art history, and demonstrate how the world of art is shaped not only by artists, but also by the various mediums with which it interacts, including the form of art we call ‘printmaking’.”

November 18, 2017 on through December 16, 2017
CHAO Sanlitun
4 Workers’ Stadium E. Rd., Chaoyang District, Beijing

Vu and Tiravanija’s Fear Eats the Soul, an installation of silkscreen portraits on newsprint, paintings, live music by newly formed punk band, 3, and a t-shirt printing performance in addition to selections from Vu’s Dymaxion Chronofile opened at Mana Contemporary’s Glass Gallery on October 15, 2017 as part of the Brooklyn Rail‘s Rail Curatorial Project, Occupy Mana: Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale That Society Has the Capacity to Destroy (Year 1). T-shirts were printed on site in clay with “Up Against the Wall Motherfucker” and “Fear Eats the Soul” in front of a backdrop of portraits of characters from film, music, and other personalities of resistance. There was also a surprise performance by Jonas Mekas, often regarded as “the Godfather of American avant-garde cinema.”

On through December 15, 2017
Mana Contemporary
888 Newark Ave. Jersey City, NJ 07306

Green Go Home opened on October 13, 2017 at Vargas Museum in Manila. In the words of the Vargas Museum, “the project dwells on, magnifies, and renders the gesture of protest looming, urgent, and lively in current time and present political life.”

(Jorge B. Vargas Museum, “Green Go Home,” news release, October 8, 2017)