WHEN : 16th Nov,5:30 – 8:00pm
WHERE : MAAP SPACE
MAAP presents FADE IN: EXT. STORAGE – CU CHI – DAY (2010), a video installation by Superflex with The Propeller Group (as part of BEFF 6). When Danish collective Superflex attempted to ship an assortment of historic art objects from the Zeeuws Museum in Holland to Vietnamese collective The Propeller Group, the artifacts, including fake ‘toy replica’ wooden guns, were seized at Ho Chi Minh City. The artwork traces backwards the European trade route that transported much of the Dutch museum’s prized porcelain collection from the Chinese Empire in the 17th century. Realised after a one-year artist residency at the Zeeuws Museum, the work raises questions of colonial history, authenticity and piracy.