Trinh T. Minh-ha. Films.

Trinh T. Minh-ha. Films.

17 October 2020 – 28 February 2021
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Block 43 Malan Road (go to Google maps)
Tues – Sun, 12pm – 7pm
Closed on Mon
Open on PH
Free Admission

Trinh T. Minh-ha. Films.

“The making of each film transforms the way I see myself and the world. Once I start engaging in the process of making a film or in any artistic excursion, I am also embarking upon a journey whose point of arrival is unknown to me.”
—Trinh T. Minh-ha 

Trinh T. Minh-ha. Films. is the first solo exhibition of filmmaker, music composer, anthropologist, feminist and postcolonial theorist Trinh T. Minh-ha in Asia, that is presented in an exhibition space. Five of her films—Forgetting Vietnam (2015), Night Passage (2004), The Fourth Dimension (2001), A Tale of Love (1995) and Shoot for the Contents (1991), filmed over a quarter of a century, in different parts of Asia—are simultaneously on view in the Exhibition Hall. The spatial configuration of five small-scale movie theatres enables the film narratives to interrelate, as the viewer wanders from one theatre to the next, creating a unique physical and temporal experience for each visit.

Presented alongside these five films is her newest work, What about China? (Part I of II, 2020–21), initiated by NTU CCA Singapore, and co-commissioned with Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai.

Curated by Ute Meta Bauer (Germany/Singapore), Founding Director, NTU CCA Singapore, and Professor, NTU School of Art, Design and Media. Trinh T. Minh-ha (Vietnam/United States) is Professor of Rhetoric and of Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

*Advisory: Certain films contain nudity

Trinh T. Minh-ha, What about China? (Part I of II), 2020–21. Image courtesy of Moongift Films.

Introduction Tours

22 January 2021, 6.30pm & 7.30pm

23 January 2021, 3pm

24 January 2021, 4pm

29 January 2021, 6.30pm & 7.30pm

30 January 2021, 3pm & 5pm

Art Fair & Galleries
The Columns Gallery, Gillman Barracks, 22 Lock Road, #01-35
15 January – 6 March 2021
Central to Yeo’s works are his exaggeratedly female globular forms, bloated on a caricatured sexuality that verges on the comic, grotesque and cute at the same time.
Gillman Barracks, 47 Malan Road, #01-22
22 – 30 January 2021
The orchid; the wasp is a visual arts exhibition that follows the proposition of becoming, which is understood as the possibility for diversity, multiplicity and change. It is about forming alliances between artistic identities, seeing them as subjective beings with the potential to interchange or become something else through a unique symbiosis.
Art Fair & Galleries
ShanghART Gallery, Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road, #02-22
22 January – 28 February 2021
ShanghART Singapore is pleased to kickstart 2021 with a solo presentation of David Diao (b. 1943, lives and works in New York). This will be the Chinese-American artist’s first showcase in Southeast Asia, featuring paintings made between 1999 and 2018.
Gillman Barracks, Blk 9, #03-22
22 – 30 January 2021
Our Softest Hour presents Shifting Between – a group exhibition that plays on the seams of the digital and physical as the works weave together an online and offline experience. Through these two realms, participating artists invite audiences to explore the shifts in how they engage with and experience intimacy and vulnerability.