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The Propeller Group Brings an Artistic View of Vietnam to San Jose

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The Propeller Group, (left to right): Phunam, Tuan Andrew Nguyen and Matt Lucero.  (Photo: Courtesy the Propeller Group)

The Propeller Group was established in 2006 as a cross-disciplinary art collective. With backgrounds in visual art, film, and video, Phunam, Matt Lucero, and Tuan Andrew Nguyen produce work themselves and collaborate with others from their dual headquarters in Ho Chi Minh City and Los Angeles.

They’ve shown work all over the globe and now they’re at the San Jose Museum of Art with a provocative survey of projects including video, installation, and sculptural works. One highlight of the exhibition is The Living Need Light, the Dead Need Music, a short film journeying through the funeral traditions and rituals of south Vietnam.

In collaboration with internationally acclaimed graffiti writer El Mac and local artists, the Propeller Group also presented a new public mural at the Children’s Discovery Museum in downtown San Jose in collaboration with El Mac, a public artist based in Los Angeles.

The Propeller Group at the San Jose Museum of Art continues through March 25. Details here.


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