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Film-Still aus Trinh T. Minh-ha: What About China?, USA, China 2021, Digitalfilm, 135' © Moongift Films
Special 22.10. – 22.01.2023

The Ocean In A Drop

An Exhibition by Trinh T. Minh-ha

Veranstaltungsreihe/Event Series


With The Ocean In A Drop, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart is showing Germany’s first comprehensive solo exhibition by the Berkley/San Francisco-based artist Trinh T. Minh-ha. She is one of the most important filmmakers worldwide, whose work also includes musical compositions, poetry, and literature.

The Ocean In A Drop shows six long films from the 1980s to today, presented in six individual, color-coded rooms. Abstractly mirroring the individual works in the main exhibition space, which is framed by these film berths, are mini projections, citations, and also collages of film stills. Also, a selection of the artist’s books and related reference materials are presented on tables.

Trinh T. Minh-ha

Born in Hanoi and raised in Saigon, Trinh T. Minh-ha emigrated to the United States in 1970 during the Vietnam War. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Trinh is considered one of the most important representatives of independent film worldwide. Since the early 1980s, she has been developing a theoretical, filmic, and poetic oeuvre which is considered foundational for postcolonial and feminist approaches within art and research contexts, and which has significantly shifted the boundaries between documentation and fiction.
The nine films made by Trinh have been recognized in over sixty retrospectives at film festivals and in art institutions throughout the world. Trinh has received numerous prizes and awards. Her most recent film, What About China?, was the 2022 recipient of the New Vision: CPH Dox
Award, the Prix Bartók of the Jean Rouch Film festival and the prestigious Persistence of Vision Award of the San Francisco International Film Festival.

Portrait by Trinh T. Minh-ha

Trinh T. Minh-ha: The Ocean In A Drop is curated by Hans D. Christ and Iris Dressler. It is based on the exhibition Trinh T. Minh-ha: Films conceived by Ute Meta Bauer, which was on show in 2020–21 at the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore.


Veranstaltungen/Events

The Ocean In A Drop
Exhibition
Location: Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Schlossplatz 2 Entrance Glastrakt/Stauffenbergstrasse, 70173 Stuttgart
Duration: October 22, 2022 until January 22, 2023
Entrance: 5 Euro/3 Euro reduced; free admissions on Wednesdays!
Opening hours: Tue-Sun: 11 am - 6 pm, Wed: 11 am - 8 pm

Freitag, 21.10.22, 19:00, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Opening: Trinh T. Minh-ha - The Ocean In A Drop
Exhibition Opening

Samstag, 22.10.22, 13:00, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Kick-off event: Trinh T. Minh-ha
Special Event 

Samstag, 29.10.22, 14:00, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
The Ocean In A Drop
Guided tour of the exhibition (in English)

Samstag, 19.11.22, 14:00, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
The Ocean In A Drop
Guided tour of the exhibition (in English)

Samstag, 10.12.22, 14:00, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
The Ocean In A Drop
Guided tour of the exhibition (in English)

Samstag, 14.01.23, 14:00, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
The Ocean In A Drop
Guided tour of the exhibition (in English)