Thao Nguyen Phan
Monsoon Melody
18.00 € Add to cart
Subscribe to our Newsletter:
Add to cart 18.00 €

Thao Nguyen Phan work builds a multi-layered, visual, thrilling and poetical body of work which goes beyond a purely historical or political point of view and explores current questions on food security and our ecological responsibility towards agricultural environments. Through different levels of narrative and speaking simultaneously of real and imaginary worlds, she proposes alternate versions of reality. Co-edited by Fundació Joan Miro, WIELS and Chisenhale Gallery with the support of Galerie Zink Waldkirchen, the publication Monsoon Melody features a large array of images (watercolors and stills from her films) and texts that provide a broad overview of Thao Nguyen Phan’s latest work. In addition to an interview with the artist by Hilde Teerlinck (curator and CEO of the Han Nefkens Foundation) and a contribution by Han Nefkens (writer, art collector, and founder of the Han Nefkens Foundation), the book contains the films’ subtitles as well as a collection of essays: Thomas D. Trummer (director of Kunsthaus Bregenz) explores the meeting of poetry and politics in Phan’s films; Pamela N. Corey (lecturer in South East Asian Art at SOAS University of London) discusses the narrative strategies used to produce alternative histories; and Zoë Gray (senior curator at WIELS, Brussels) looks into play as a way of delving into serious social, political, and cultural issues. An excerpt from a curatorial essay by Sam I-Shan comments upon the film Tropical Siesta, while Phan provides insight into Mute Grain and Becoming Alluvium. The book ends with a poetic appendix written by Lila Matsumoto.

Mousse Publishing 2019 1st edition 224 pages Softcover 16.50 × 24.00 cm ISBN 978-88-6749-397-5 English


Vice Versa is a distribution company fully dedicated to art books. Based in Berlin, Vice Versa specializes in architecture, art, design, fashion, film, photography and theory, and seeks to create wide-ranging visibility for its programme. We carry a carefully curated list of publishers, who share our passion for printed matter. We sell books and magazines to consumers, bookshops, museums, libraries and companies in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland and fulfill orders worldwide. We take care of all matters around storage, fulfilment and accounting and rely on a network grown over twenty years. If you have any inquiries please contact us, we are looking forward to hearing from you.

Über uns

Vice Versa ist einer der größten und ältesten Vertriebe für Kunstbücher im deutschsprachigen Raum. Wir sind darauf spezialisiert, Publikationen zu Architektur, Kunst, Design, Mode, Film, Fotografie und Theorie weit reichende Sichtbarkeit zu verschaffen. Wir liefern Verlagsprogramme und Titel von nationalen und internationalen Verlagen an Buchhandlungen, Museen, Galerien, Bibliotheken und Institutionen in Deutschland Österreich und der Schweiz aus. Darüber hinaus kümmern wir uns um Lagerung, Auslieferung und Abrechnung aber auch um Marketing (on- und offline) und unterhalten ein über 20 Jahre gewachsenes Netzwerk in Europa und weltweit.