Saturday, August 18, 2012


THE PROPELLER GROUP is an art collective based in Saigon and Los Angeles, comprised of Phunam, Matt Lucero and Tuan Andrew Nguyen. Drawn to television, film, video and the Internet in its ability to make information attractive and desired on a mass scale, ‘The Propeller Group’ are manipulators of media language keen to reach a larger audience that takes the presentation of art beyond the world of gallery spaces and museums. Working with local and international film, television, music and artistic producers, ‘The Propeller Group’ helps to realize collaborative statements that re-define the social and political understanding of contemporary sub-cultures and popular cultures. Their work has been shown on mainstream television, international film festivals and major museums and galleries abroad. One videowork entitled “The Farmers and the Helicopters’ 2006, made in collaboration with Vietnamese-American artist, Dinh Q. Le, is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Of ‘Flooded McDonald’s’, a short experimental film produced in collaboration with Superflex and directed by The Propeller Group, acclaimed filmmaker Chris Marker has commented: “Remarkable work, specially striking by the profound coherence of its drive.”

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