About The Book
Nhu Xuan Hua delved into the power of memories in a piece of work titled Tropism, Consequences of a Displaced Memory. The work gives a face to those tropisms that describe spontaneous and automatic reactions initiated by vivid emotions in response to primarily needs or past events in life. Based on archival pictures from her family, the digital intervention interprets these memories through a new angle, exploring the effect of dissipation generated by time passing and driven by the forces of an inherited memory.
This first study is an invitation for a treasure hunt on paper, where the images merge: he, she, they, here, there become one after having been separate for so long. Publisher’s Info
Artists Talks Nhu Xuan Hua by Paris Photo 2022 (Youtube)
About The Artist
Nhu Xuan Hua is a french vietnamese photographer and artist based in Paris, working between Paris and London and taking commissions worldwild. She studied art history and cinema before completing in 2011 the photography course at the Auguste Renoir Technical school in Paris. A year later Nhu Xuan moved to London, where she lived and worked on both national and international commissions for the largest fashion companies such as Dior, Maison Margiela, Kenzo and Gucci. Her imagery portrays narrative and conceptual visuals where photography occasionally meets mixed media.
She has presented her first solo show Hug of a swan at Huis Marseille, the Museum for Photography in Amsterdam (NL) as a retrospective mixing fashion and autonomous works from the past 6 years, enlightening her searching process on displacement of memories and Vietnamese heritage.
About The Publisher
Area Books is a new independent publishing house based in Paris run by Laure-Anne Kayser (founder Bureau Kayser). Area is dedicated to promote contemporary visual artists. Area also likes experimental practices and draws inspiration from remote visions of our world to reveal its ambiguity.