Nguyễn Huy An

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A Ă Â…

2014

29 glass wooden boxes, outdoor wall and paint

32 x 12 x 7 cm each

A Ă Â… is the collection of 29 alphabetical letters with 6 tones of Vietnamese script, carefully extracted from the propaganda slogans drawn on the walls in villages. This act is a removal of word structure, bringing the letters back to its basic linguistic origin before they were used to construct a political meaning. Yet the letters still bear their historical traces on their surfaces. the slogans were left as a speech defected statements.  The extracted letters travel to artist’s studio, museum, storage room… (Text courtesy of the artist)