Opening Reception: The Propeller Group – Blaffer Art Museum

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Opening Reception: The Propeller Group

June 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm



Join us as we celebrate the first major museum presentation of The Propeller Group.

The Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston is proud to present the first major institutional exhibition by The Propeller Group, a Ho Chi Minh and Los Angeles-based art collective. The exhibition kicks off with an opening reception on Friday, June 2 from 7-9 p.m. (members see it first, from 6-7 p.m. — join today!) and will be on view through September 30, 2017.

The Propeller Group, led by founders Tuan Andrew Nguyen, Phu Nam Thuc Ha and Matt Lucero, is dedicated to elevating the Vietnamese voice on the international scene. With backgrounds in visual art, film and video, The Propeller Group operates as both an artist collective and an advertisement company named TPG. Through installation, video and sculpture, The Propeller Group has developed an innovative model that merges collaborative, conceptual art practices with the forms and methods of popular media today.

The Propeller Group exhibition on view at Blaffer is comprised of seven multi-part projects produced between 2010 and 2016. Blurring the boundaries between fine art and mainstream media production, art collective makes large-scale collaborative projects in new media, from videos to web-based applications. Their ambitious projects are frequently anchored in Vietnam’s history or its current dynamics as a growing capitalist market, yet their work extends to address global phenomena, including international commerce, the tools of war and street culture.

The exhibition is organized by Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the Phoenix Art Museum.

Image: The Propeller Group, Still from The Living Need Light, The Dead Need Music, 2014. © The Propeller Group Courtesy of James Cohan, New York


June 2, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Blaffer Art Museum


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