Tiffany Chung in Saigon

Tiffany Chung excavates in ruins and urban waste to reveal objects. The objects that Chung encounters in her archaeological research aren’t necessarily exceptional things. They are rather trivial witnesses of an everyday and bygone life, which still resonates within the objects. Thủ Thiêm, an old city quarter of Saigon (Vietnam), was once a lively quarter, which was overwritten with a master plan of the urban space, an exhaustive transformation which leaves nothing as it was before and destroys the social structures.  This master plan is a tabula rasa and effaces history. This is met by the artist with a different plan: an artistic cartography which captures the spiritual and historical dimensions of a place.