Danh Vo

Kardinal, 2010

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Danh Vo often uses family photographs for his photogravure projects, embedding his own family’s biography in a wider historical context. The photogravure Kardinal is created from a family photo from Vo’s personal archive. It depicts an encounter between his grandmother, who plays a central role in Vo’s work, and a Catholic cardinal. Western, especially Catholic, influence in Vietnam is a recurring theme in Vo’s work, whose own family escaped Vietnam a self-built boat, which was intercepted by a Danish shipping freighter. The family was later granted refuge in Denmark.

Print technique
Photogravure on Somerset 300g
Paper size 43 x 58 cm – Plate size 31 x 47 cm
Edition
Edition of 24
Printer
Printed by Julie Dam
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions
Signed by:
The print is validated with a certificate of authenticity.
Registration no
ID: DaV 10 004-1

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