The Unhappy Dragon

Elastic strings, steel, fabric tissue, acrylic
Variable dimensions

Nguyen Minh Phuoc, with his Unhappy Dragon, makes reference at once to both mythological elements as well as the Vietnam of today. His aerial series is composed of 16 plexiglass disks that float in air as a recomposition of the animal and possibly the dragon’s dance: upon each of which a Vietnamese face is imprinted. Surrounding each work, hundreds of newspaper cuttings that relate diverse facts and which therein symbolise the daily existence of a population. (Marie Terrieux)