Eamon Ore-Giron & Tuan Andrew Nguyen
October 26, 2019 – February 17, 2020​

Eamon Ore-Giron & Tuan Andrew Nguyen
October 26, 2019 – February 17, 2020

Opening: Saturday, October 26, 2019

Artists Eamon Ore-Giron and Tuan Andrew Nguyen participate in the group exhibition SOFT POWER. This show is about the ways in which artists deploy art to explore their roles as citizens and social actors. Appropriated from the Reagan-era term used to describe how a country’s “soft” assets such as culture, political values, and foreign policies can be more influential than coercive or violent expressions of power, the title contemplates the potential of art and offers a provocation to the public to exert their own influence on the world. Presented on two floors of the museum, the exhibition features new commissions and recent works by twenty international artists. Taken together, the works in SOFT POWER demonstrate what cultural theorist and filmmaker Manthia Diawara has called a solidarity between intuitions —a concept that acknowledges the complexity, darkness, and opacity from which our reality emerges— that expresses the poetry and imagination of our differences.

Text: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Image: Eamon Ore-Giron, “Infinite Regress LXXXII”, 2019, 267 x 457 cm / 106 x 180”, 2019. Courtesy of the artist.

Image: Tuan Andrew Nguyen, “Engulfed” (detalle), 2018. Courtesy of the artist.


Eamon Ore-Giron
Tuan Andrew Nguyen

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