ART & DESIGN

Danh Vo Tells a Story


The artist Danh Vo left his native Vietnam by boat at the age of four. For his new solo exhibition in Paris, he removed the Art Deco chandeliers from the city’s historic Hotel Majestic—where the peace accords ending the Vietnam War were signed—and re-hung them at the Musee d’Art Moderne, transforming the sparkly fixtures into beacons of personal biography. Danh Vo’s “Go Mo Ni Ma Da” is on view through August 18 at the Musee d’Art Moderne in Paris.

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Exhibition view of Danh Vo, Go Mo Ni Ma Da at Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, 2013

Photo : Pierre Antoine. Courtesy of the Collection Thea Westreich Wagner

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Exhibition view of Danh Vo, Go Mo Ni Ma Da at Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, 2013

Photo : Pierre Antoine. Courtesy of the Collection Thea Westreich Wagner

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Exhibition view of Danh Vo, Go Mo Ni Ma Da at Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, 2013

Photo : Pierre Antoine. Courtesy The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Don de The Contemporary Arts Council of the Museum of Modern Art et de The Fund for the Twenty-First Century, 2010

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Exhibition view of Danh Vo, Go Mo Ni Ma Da at Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, 2013

Photo : Pierre Antoine. Courtesy Statens Museum for Kunst, Danemark, 2011