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Artwork | Exhibitions

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Without Tears: Paintings on Canvas by Mong-Lan

Opening: 14 February, Monday, from 18:00 until 21:00 hrs. Presentation of paintings and dance exhibition by Mong-Lan y Lautauro Peyrelongue

 

Click here to see videos of the dance exhibition

The show lasts from 14 February until 12 March, 2011


Tango Copello
Anchorena 575
Buenos Aires
Argentina

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En español:

Sin Lágrimas: Pinturas sobre tela por Mong-Lan

Apertura, el lunes, 14 febrero 2011
Presentación de pinturas y exhibición de baile de las 18:00 – 21:00 hrs

 

Haga click aquí para ver la exhibición de baile

La muestra dura desde el 14 febrero hasta el 12 marzo, 2011

 

 
 

Mong-Lan (“Dream Orchid”) once again offers us her passionate world of tango through her masterly paintings on canvas. Born in Vientam, painter, photographer, writer, poet (Tango, Tangoing: Poems & Art) and tango dancer, Mong-Lan will present her paintings and a tango dance exhibition during the opening, 14 February, in Tango Escuela Carlos Copello, Anchorena 575, in Abasto, Capital Federal, Buenos Aires. 18 – 21 hrs. The dance exhibition begins at 19:30 hrs.

Mong-Lan writes in her Artist’s Statement: The internal world flows, yet at times, is punctuated with sharp angles, such as the giros of the tango. “Without Tears” (“Sin Lágrimas”) refers to the tango of the same name, lyrics written by José María Contursi in 1941. “No sabés cuánto te he querido / cómo has de negar que fuiste mía.” You don’t know how much I loved you / how you had to negate that you were mine. This song epitomizes the feeling in the tango for me, and brings forth oceans of pain, leaving the lover to work through the psychology of the pain of unrequited love. In the end, the singer wishes upon the beloved that he/she does not suffer as much as the singer does. “que si otros labios te han besado, / y al besarte te han herido, / que no sufras como yo.” (if other lips have kissed you, / and upon kissing you have hurt you, / that you don’t suffer as I.)

In this exhibition, I’ve included my paintings on canvas inspired by the tango. Couples embrace on the dance floor, in the various poses of desire, longing, and just simple joy. Some paintings are abstract, states of pure emotion, visual qualities of the heart. And included also are a few nudes to excite!  

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Mong-Lan (“Sueño de Orquídea) otra vez nos ofrece su apasionado mundo del tango en sus pinturas sobre tela. Nacida en Vietnam, pintora, fotógrafa, escritora, poetisa (Tango, Tangueando: Poemas y Dibujos) y bailarina de tango, Mong-Lan presenta sus pinturas y una exhibición de baile durante la apertura, el 14 de febrero, en Tango Escuela Carlos Copello, Anchorena 575, Capital Federal, Buenos Aires. 18 – 21 hrs. La exhibición de baile comienza a las 19.30 hrs.

Mong-Lan escribe en su declaración artística: La vida interior fluye, pero a veces, está puntuado con ángulos fuertes, como en los giros del tango. “Sin Lágrimas” refiere al tango del mismo nombre, letras escrito por José María Contursi en 1941. “No sabés cuánto te he querido / cómo has de negar que fuiste mía.” Esta canción tipifica el sentimiento del tango para mi, y provoca océanos de dolor. El amante tiene que superar la psicología del dolor del amor no correspondido. Al fin, el cantante espera que la amada no sufra tanto como él. “que si otros labios te han besado, / y al besarte te han herido, / que no sufras como yo.”

En esta muestra, incluyo pinturas sobre tela inspiradas por el tango. Parejas se abrazan sobre la pista, en las poses del deseo, la nostalgia, y simplemente la alegría. Algunas pinturas son abstractas, estados de emoción pura, calidades visuales del corazón. Y también están algunos desnudos para excitar!

 

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Exhibition at La Garufa Milonga, Ciudad Cultural Konex,
Sarmiento 3131, Abasto, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Wednesdays, July - August 2010 (Todos los miércoles en julio y agosto, 2010)

Mong-Lan (“Dream Orchid”) once again brings us her world of the tango, full of passion, on canvas: the interior world of dreams and powerful emotions and the exterior world of movement, song and dance. Born in Vietnam, American painter Mong-Lan captures the profound soul of tango on canvas. Dancers move through space, the physical space of the dance floor and the canvas as well as the heart’s emotional space. Half of her large canvases depict the abstract interior world of desire, of love, passion, injustice, jealousy, pain, and the intense color clothe it. Strong reds, oranges, yellows, blues, dominate the work. Her canvases are large, each piece measuring one meter at the longest side. Her brushwork of dancers resonates with the master calligraphic brushwork of Asia. Mong-Lan is also a poet and writer, with at least four books to her name, the most recent, Tango, Tangoing: Poems & Art (Tango, Tangueando: Poemas & Dibujos: la edición bilingüe). She is also a dancer and teacher of Argentine tango.

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ESPACIO 10 ARTE, Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Exhibition by Mong-Lan, photography, paintings and drawings, 2008.

Mong-Lan Festival Tango Arte, Buenos Aires, 200


Exhibition of Paintings & Photographs in Porteño y Bailarín, Buenos Aires, 2008. (Click on thumbnails.)

 

 

"The World of Mong-Lan"at the Dallas Museum of Art

January - August, 2005

Photography and Paintings

 
During February 2005, I was invited by the Dallas Museum of Art as the inaugural Visual Artist and Poet in Residence, co-sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Mong-Lan @ the DMA

 

 

During this month, I gave poetry readings, gallery talks, conducted workshops on art (drawing and painting) and writing and poetry at the Museum, at the Dallas Public Library, as well as at Dallas area magnet middle school and high school for talented artistic youths.

A show of my paintings and photographs, "The World of Mong Lan," was on display for six months at the Museum.

     
  Mong-Lan @ the DMA

Four panels: "Person with Calloused

Feet & Hands that Remember"

 

1993, 94" x 305"

 

Acrylic on canvas.

     
 
Mong-Lan @ the DMA

Detail of panel one: "Person with Calloused

Feet & Hands that Remember"

 

1993, 94" x 305"

 

Acrylic on canvas.

     
 
Mong-Lan @ the DMA

Triptych: "Forced Memory"

 

1993, 87" x 211"

 

Acrylic on canvas.

     
 
Mong-Lan @ the DMA

Detail from panel one

Triptych: "Forced Memory"

 

1993, 87" x 211"

 

Acrylic on canvas.

     
 
Mong-Lan @ the DMA
"The Golden Gate Bridge,"
Acrylics on canvas
1993
     
     

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