The South London Gallery presents the first major solo exhibition in London by Danish artist Danh Vo (b.1975, Bà Ria, Vietnam). Vo has engaged numerous collaborators to co-create the works with him, from his father, friends, lover and professor, through to gallery technicians and a group of children from Sceaux Gardens visiting his Berlin farm. He has also incorporated works by other artists and designers into his own work which thereby becomes an expanding and diversifying series of experiments, questioning what happens if he brings one set of elements together, then another, and another.
This expansive project continues Vo’s internationally-acclaimed conceptual practice, in which he weaves together archival fragments and personal references, often evoking experiences of migration and integration. Through research, acquisition and replication, Vo convenes in his work a cast of individuals personally implicated in historical events that intersect with his own biography. The first solo show to span the SLG’s Main Gallery and Fire Station building, the project also includes siting an outdoor work by Isamu Noguchi on Pelican housing estate and a collaboration with Art Block, the SLG’s free space for local children.