Slippage: Drunken Swine

‘Drunken Swine’ combines photographic and ceramic installations to unpack the relationship the South Vietnamese community has with their colonial history. The work refers to 19th and early 20th-century ethnographic photography to examine the history of Orientalist tropes that informed the French colonial image-making process; combining it with an exploration of displaced French culture exampled by the popularity of cognac within the global Vietnamese diaspora. In this exhibition, Slippage (Hwafern Quach and Phuong Ngo) aims to distinguish these communities, nudging individual and collective identities towards a de-colonial framework.

Slippage, Drunken Swine, 2019, pigment print, steel, acrylic mirror, wood, 180 x 300cm. Courtesy the artists and Firstdraft, Sydney

Slippage, Madonna and Piglet, 2019, pigment print, 150 x 100cm. Courtesy the artists and Firstdraft, Sydney

6 to 29 November 2019