This exhibition is the first major survey dedicated to The Propeller Group, an artist collective based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Los Angeles. Using forms of popular media and visual culture, they address questions about historical memory, cultural rituals, war, and global commerce from a perspective that challenges the West as the privileged vantage point. Their ambitious projects are frequently anchored in Vietnam's history, yet extend to address global phenomena. The exhibition presents multi-part projects from the past five years, comprising videos and related objects. It is the first time that these projects have been shown together since the group was formed in 2006. Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston, and the Phoenix Art Museum.
The Propeller Group—an art collective based in Vietnam and Los Angeles—makes work that draws from global phenomena, popular culture and social consciousness. This is the first major survey dedicated to the collective, and it features work spanning the last five years, including video, sculpture, installation—and a new public mural commissioned for downtown San Jose.