From the series Asia Bistro
Image: 45 x 30 cm
Edition of 5 + 2AP
Signed and numbered on a separate label
ABOUT THE WORK
"The first time I saw an Asian restaurant was when I was in Germany on a student exchange. It was a small bistro near the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin. When I took a closer look at the menu, I was surprised to see that they also offered dishes from Vietnam. In addition to chop suey and pad thai, there were also spring rolls. Without hesitation, I ordered the spring rolls. The familiar foreign taste of these crispy rolls was the trigger for me to start Asia Bistro 8 years later.
With Asia Bistro I want to use typical Asian foods to address the underlying discriminatory nature of the "good immigrant". They represent the concept of "Asian" in the West, a metaphor for stereotypes about Asian cultures - a limitation, a cover, a mask. By creating images based on the collected artifacts and memories of my kinship, I seek to counteract the stereotypes and discrimination that exist in everyday life."
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Hiền Hoàng (1990) is an artist from Vietnam, now based in Hamburg (DE). She holds a Master Degree in Photography from the HAW, Hamburg. Her practice is a combination of photography, installation and performance. She works around the concept of social value system, transformation of form and material as well as the self-intervention of identity.
Her work has been exhibited at Kunsthaus Hamburg (DE), Arts Houses - old Parliament Singapore, Copenhagen Photo (DK), Centro Centro Cibeles (ES), Museum Benaki (GR), Museum Belvédère (NL) and Begehungen Chemitz among others.
The series Asia Bistro was published in Foam Magazine #63: FOOD!.
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