Upon returning to Vietnam on 18 June from exhibitions in Europe, I will be preparing for my the new teaching semester. I am planning on remaining in Vietnam for the 2nd half of the year with the following exceptions: I will go to Bangkok for a couple days in the first week of August to set up my installation with the Light and Space exhibition (curated by Brian Curtin) at the Art Center at Chulalongkorn University and in the last week of September to Singapore for a performance with the Future of Imagination 4 (with the possibility of continuing the work at Mayu Jaya in Indonesia).
As far as projects are concerned, I think I took on too much this first half of the year and two projects that I had a lot of hopes for (Creative Connections and Future Perfect Tense, both in Vietnam) fell through the cracks. Also, I will resume my collaboration with Angie Eng and her project, Urban Attractors Private Distractors. In Vietnam, I am planning on continuing my work with Wonderful District for a performance/installation slated for October.
Outstanding is the priority to find a larger studio space in Ho Chi Minh City. I feel that without a proper space, some of the work I've been planning for this year will be difficult. I'll also be interviewing candidates for an art assistant. I'm looking forward to getting onto my next work and fulfilling my new year's resolution of 2007 being a year of production.
Mogas Station will also plan for its next work upon our return from Europe. Meanwhile, Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba has an impressive solo exhibition at the Art Museum Lucerne in Switzerland. If I had more time before the start of next semester, I would have loved to attend.