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

NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, 43 Malan Road
1 January – 28 March 2021
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Yeo Workshop, 47 Malan Road, #01-25
16 January – 13 March 2021
Threads and Tensions: The Interconnected World is a collective of stories and histories told through the medium of fabric, painting and other textures by artists around the globe during one of the most unpredictable times in the modern era.
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.
Block 37 Malan Road
22 – 23 January 2021
Artist Beatrice Glow will be sharing textile and video works as well as her work-in-progress projects including Empire of Smoke, Mannahatta VR and Rhunhattan: A Tale of Two Islands.