Using her own body as a medium to challenge cultural stereotypes, particularly around the exotic notions of Asia, Vietnamese artist Quynh Dong brings a live performance to the fair. Titled '0. (Zero Point)’, the performance sees Dong using her hair as a brush to complete a painting with black ink. She references Malevich’s Black Square, which in her performative adaptation, brings attention to the ‘zero point’ of the female asian body. Critical of the histories that underpin the bodies of others’ having collaborated with artists and performers in the past, Dong uses her own body in this instance to question the reading of her work as necessarily autobiographical. Rather, in this almost ritualistic and meditative process, she proposes the body as an objective instrument within the artistic process.
About ASIA NOW
ASIA NOW is the first Parisian art fair showcasing the diversity of Asia’s contemporary art scene. As an ideal platform for dialogue and interaction dedicated to contemporary artistic creation, the fair addresses in greater depth the selected artistic scene through a Curatorial Platform and Special Projects. Its 8th edition sees the fair moving to a new location at Monnaie de Paris, welcoming sixty galleries showcasing artists from the Asian art scenes and its diaspora.