Still image from The Living Need Light, The Dead Need Music, 2014 The Propeller Group Color video with surround sound audio 25 minutes, 15 seconds Gift of funds from Nivin MacMillan 2016.103 © The Propeller Group, 2014
New Pictures: The Propeller Group, Reincarnations
April 22, 2017 - September 10, 2017
Harrison Photography Gallery
This exhibition will show The Living Need Light, The Dead Music (2014), a film by The Propeller Group, a Ho Chi Minh City–based artist collective. The film will be accompanied by an installation of objects selected by the collective from Mia’s Asian, African, Classical, and Native American collections, as well as new objects recently created by the collective. The exhibition invokes connections between cultures and their spiritual relics and rituals, centering on the relationship between the living and the dead, and the spaces created by the living to honor the dead.
Learn more about the exhibition in this interview from Mia Stories: “The Propeller Group’s Tuan Andrew Nguyen on beautiful funerals, faking an ad agency, and their new show at Mia.”
Generous support for this program is provided by the Gale Family Endowment. Named by a generous gift from Alfred P. Gale, the Gale Family Endowment supports Mia’s efforts to reach a spectrum of audiences through a variety of programs, events, materials, exhibitions, and publications focused on its renowned collection of Asian Art.