'The Vietnamese saying "Roll your tongue seven times before speaking" is the thematic origin of Mien Meo Mieng / Contemporary Art from Vietnam. The exhibition presents 14 artists active in their homeland. Most of the works were created during the past two years and some especially for this exhibition. They concern such topics as the aftermath of war, freedom of expression, economic conditions, migration and the general vulnerability of the Vietnamese society. Mien Meo Mieng translates as "The land of distortion". Caution, consideration and contortion are required in order to express one's opinion in Vietnamese society, a reality with origins in the country's history. A serious and critical message is often hidden behind a seemingly innocent and sometimes humorous statement.' - from the Preface by Katarina Pierre
This publication accompanies the exhibition at Bildmuseet, 14 June–1 November 2015. Includes introduction by curator Tran Luong, essay by Veronika Radulovic, images of works with descriptions, biographies, and list of works.