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Minh Lan Tran
Heat Generation
1 June - 15 July 2023
Wednesday - Saturday 12-5pm
Except from the 9 - 22 June 2023

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London Gallery Weekend Performances:

2 June 2023 3pm
St James Church, Picadilly
197 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9LL

3 June 2023 12:30
Peckham Library Square
89 Peckham High St, London SE15 5RS

4 June 2023 12:50
Hoxton Square, N1 6NU

Private View: 5 June 2023 6-9pm

Heat Generation
A solo exhibition centred around an installation featuring paintings and writing accompanied by a performance happening over London Gallery Weekend. The show will be an homage to acts of self-immolation as the ultimate act of expression of people resentment against the oppression of freedom and democracy, referring particularly to their recurrence  in South Vietnam in the late 60’s against the oppression of Buddhist by the French colonial authorities and the uprising of Vietnamese people against the Vietnam war.

Heat Generation (prayer)
The performance will be a collaboration between Minh Lan Tran and Lena Hetzel. The choreography will be built on the performers’ response to the idea of violence, its infliction and interiorisation as well as its transformation as well as its response to the tension and resistance between violence and grace.

In collaboration with Lena Herzel

Featured performers 
Chandenie Gobardhan
Pablo Saavedra
Papito Kenneth Cruz
Kay Boyce

Vincent Ruiz Nguyen

Minh Lan Tran (b. 1997, Hong Kong, HK)
Minh Lan Tran's practice builds on her own writing and identity-based research in calligraphy. Drawing on textual elements, Tran creates works on canvas that blend writing and paint in an iterative process of reflection and integration. Skin-like and multi-layered, Tran’s compositions evolve, respond, and change through her own bodily actions. Coming from choreography and performance, she treats the canvas as a field of tensions where corporeality forms and dissolves in deep incisions. She studied Byzantine studies and visual theology at the Courtauld Institute of art and She will graduate from the RCA in June 2023. Her recent shows include duo show at Nicoletti Contemporary in 2022 and currently, ‘No Place like Home, a Vietnamese exhibition’ at the Museum of the Home in Aprill 2023, with a performance on the 24th of June 2023. 

List of Works

Installation shot

1. The (O)pening of a Heart, 2023
Distemper, charcoal and oil on linen 
150 x 100 cm

2. You Burn Me, 2023
Distemper, charcoal and oil on linen
150 x 100 cm

3. Immolation, 2023
Distemper, charcoal and oil on linen
150 x 100 cm

Selected Press
The Arts Newspaper Announcement of the three chosen artists (5 May 2023)