69 Capel Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003

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Kings Artist-Run provides a location for contemporary art practice, supporting distinctive experimental projects by artists at all stages of their careers.
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KINGS Artist-Run acknowledges the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate.

We offer our respect to Elders both past and present and extend this offer to all Australian First Nations people.


Bobby Minh Tran

12 January 2018–03 February 2018

RESCUE ME, RESCUE ME is centred around a body of work titled, ‘Causing a Commotion’ and consists of photographic and installation pieces.

The war in Vietnam ended in 1975 and after that the country had been proactively rebuilding its nation. ‘Causing a Commotion’ investigates political and social culture within Vietnam through the lens of Trn’s childhood experiences and memories of living and attending school in Vietnam in the 90s, where the education curriculum was predominantly focusing on rebuilding the new generation’s minds. However, American and Western pop culture was sneaking back into the communist country. The works speak to the experience of seeking colour in a black and white society, where freedom of speech is oppressed and individualism is not regarded highly.

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  • Bobby Minh Trần was born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (formerly known as Saigon) and currently lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. Trần’s work often reflects upon personal memories and experience to investigate broader social, historical and political themes, predominantly those relating to the history of Vietnam at the close of the 20th century and onwards. Bobby’s most recent exhibition was at BSG Gallery 2017.