JACQUELINE HOANG NGUYEN
Seizing Hold of a Memory as It Flashes Up, 2010
Blind embossed print
55.8 x 76.2 cms | 22 x 30 ins
Edition of 175 (Edition nos. 153-157 available)
ABOUT THE WORK
Seizing Hold of a Memory as It Flashes Up is a blind embossed print using the speech of twelve-year old Severn Suzuki, daughter of Japanese Canadian science broadcaster and environmental activist David Suzuki, delivered at the 1992 Earth Summit. In 1992 Ms. Suzuki, together with her friends and members of the Environmental Children’s Organization, fundraised the money to travel from Vancouver to Brazil, so they could attend the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro. At the Earth Summit, Severn Suzuki delivered her speech before 172 representatives of different countries, 108 heads of state or government and some 2400 representatives of non-governmental organisations. This meeting of the UN was of particular significance because it led to the Kyoto Protocol.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jacqueline Hoang Nguyen is an artist who uses archives and a broad range of media to investigate issues of historicity, collectivity, utopian politics and multiculturalism. Nguyen completed the Whitney Independent Study Program, New York, in 2011, having obtained her MFA and a post-graduate diploma in Critical Studies from the Malmö Art Academy, Sweden, in 2005, and a BFA from Concordia University, Montreal, in 2003. Born in Côte-des-Neiges in Montreal, Canada, she is currently based in Stockholm. Nguyen has an extensive exhibition history both in Canada and internationally.
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