Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn´s art highlights our era’s construction of identity and reveals hidden power structures. Through apparently everyday situations and stories, she shows the political relevance. Untitled (Entitled) is based on interviews with people of foreign origin who felt they needed to change their names in order to avoid discrimination. In the text-based installation, consisting of movable lenticular prints, the names of the participants are given in their native language, along with their adopted Western names. On a number of occasions during the exhibition, dancers will activate the installation through a form of performance, choreographed by Nguyễn, which has its premiere at Bonniers Konsthall. The dancers move to music composed of simple phrases that are used when learning a language, for example “my name is”.
Music: Thunder Tillman
Dance: Ama Kyei, Andrea Svensson, Mona Namer