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“Be free…in a world where culture is designed to oppress, being free is a revolutionary act!” – Long Long

This is Long Long latest poster for a mantra-song entitled, “Your God is , Not My God”. Curious to know more about Long Long and they inception and conception? Read my recent interview with Art & Cake by Franceasca Seiden, “Thinh Nguyen/Long Long: An Interview on Creation and the Human Condition(ing)”.

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Irrational Exhibits 10th Anniversary: Mapping the Divide Curated by Deborah Oliver

Opening Performance: June 3, 2017, 7 PM
Exhibition Dates: June 4 – 10, 2017
Live performance / Installation / Video

Artists:
Zenia Baltagi, Michael Bizon, Claudia Bucher, Jarred Cairns, Juan Capistran, C. Ree & Reanne Estrada, Nathalia Fagundes, Janice Gomez, Adele Han Li, Stevenmichaelarts, Curt LeMieux, Thinh Nguyen, Cindy Rehm, Lara Salmon, Eduardo Sanchez, Alexander Smith, Freddy Villalobos, Sichong Xie, and HK Zamani.

For Irrational Exhibits 10th Anniversary, I will be re-perform and re-stage a performamce I did six years ago at Track 16 for Irrational Exhibits 8, My Body Is A Battleground. As relevant as it was six years ago, it is now more urgent then ever with state our political climate for me to do this performamce with the current rate of whitewashing of marginalized identities and policing of our bodies. The oppressive systems of Whiteness continue it’s white supremacy, it needs to be examined and dismantled!

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Art Is My Ammunition

“I am the weapon, art is my ammunition, revolution is my mission!” – Long Long

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LOVE SEX REVOLUTION
SATURDAY APRIL 8, FROM 6 – 9 PM

Groundspace Project
1427 E 4th St #4
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Groundspace Project present a one night only concert performance event LOVE SEX REVOLUTION, featuring the provocative Long Long with opening act by The Kellies on April 8 from 6-9 PM.

Long Long’s LOVE SEX REVOLUTION vocal performance contemporized traditional mantra chanting and Vietnamese musical-folk style into a radical line-up of empowering mantra-songs to rebel against the current political administration. An electric performance/musical duo The Kellie’s (Elyse Reardon-Jung and Ichiro Irie) will open for Long Long. Elyse and Ichiro transform themselves into twin-like personas in celebration of all things androgynous and gender fluid.

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Black Mirror – curated by Julia Schwartz
Saturday April 8, from 6-9 PM

Charlie James Gallery
969 Chung King Rd
Los Angeles, California 90012

Charlie James Gallery is pleased to present Black Mirror, a group exhibition curated by Julia Schwartz, with works by Andrea Marie Breiling, Dani Dodge, Kio Griffith, Karl Haendel, Kenyatta AC Hinkle, Cole M James, Elana Mann, Abdul Mazid, Thinh Nguyen, Warren Neidich, Claudia Parducci, Julia Schwartz, and Thaddeus Strode.

In Black Mirror, 13 artists respond to the current political and cultural moment through painting, drawing, installation, photography, and video. The works in this exhibition contend with what it means to live in the age of Trump, Wikileaks, and border walls; an age when the term BlackLivesMatter holds urgent currency, women’s bodies are once again up for grabs and whole segments of the population are obliged to live in a state of erasure. The artists employ disparate approaches in their responses to this historical moment: subversive humor and wit, practical guidance, documentation and conceptual analysis, poignant abstraction, emotional release.

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D-centering Whiteness
Saturday, April 15th
Sunday, April 16th
Performance starts at 8:30 PM

PAM
5810 1/2 North Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042

PAM is pleased to present resident artists Thinh Nguyen and Skip Snow in “D-centering Whiteness”, an improvisationally scored conversation to dismantle whiteness as an ideological oppression. Performanced on two nights only, Saturday April 15th and Sunday April 16th starting, 8:30 PM at 5810 ½ North Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90042.

Drawing on the traditions of experimental and political theatre, Nguyen and Snow’s collaboration could be characterized as an intellectual public humiliation. Their conversation and interaction keep you guessing, who is the Dom and who is the Sub, flipping at any moment, keeping you on your toes. Their differences are pronounced, making their collaboration automatically explosive. Curious? Wanna know what an intellectual spanking feels like?

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Having Left: Intersectional NOW
Wednesday April 26 from 7-9 PM

Human Resources
410 Cottage Home St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

“Intersectionality NOW presents Christine Dianne Guiyangco, Thinh Nguyen, and Seo Yun Son” Transnational and intersectional perspectives on feminism encompass questions that challenge postcolonial frameworks and scrutinize the destruction carried out by Western imperialism. Intersectionality NOW invites several artists from the Asian diaspora—Christine Dianne Guiyangco, Thinh Nguyen, and Seo Yun Son—to present work exploring global migration, labor, and gender identity.

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