'À corps ouvert', Karine N'guyen Van Tham's work in residence

27 June 2024
"Through these sculptures I explore human conditions, fragments of life, fragments of history, which I breathe into the textile."
Karine N'guyen Van Tham

Vietnamese-born French artist Karine N'guyen Van Tham has been invited by the Fondazione dell'Albero d'Oro to Palazzo Vendramin Grimani together with Indian artist Parul Thacker for the Biennale Arte Collateral Event Per non perdere il filo. Karine N'guyen Van Tham – Parul Thacker.

Karine N'guyen Van Tham is creating a textile sculpture in the atelier on the ground floor of the historic residence, composed of three partir, which will be completed during the artist's next and last stay in Venice, from 30 September to 4 October. During these days it will be possible to meet the artist at work in the atelier of Palazzo Vendramin Grimani.

The work, entitled À corps ouvert (À open body) will then be presented and exhibited in the Hall of the Four Families of Palazzo Vendramin Grimani on Saturday 5 October at 11 a.m. in the presence of the artist and exhibition curator Daniela Ferretti.

À corps ouvert is a work composed of three mattresses made from the assemblage of fabrics created on a small loom in the Eastern tradition, dyed and sewn with natural elements in the artist's atelier in Brittany. Once in Venice, N'guyen Van Tham sewed, modelled, sculpted and nailed the fabric, drawing inspiration from her relationship with the foreign city of Venice.