Gallery Talk: The Artist’s Perspective with Sung Tieu

April 14, 2023
Event Types
Talk / Lecture
Exhibition Tour
Ten grey plaster rectangles are framed in vertical, white wooden frames and hung equidistant in a horizontal line on a white wall. A thin, dark strip separates the wall and the beige tiled floor.

Sung Tieu, Grid, Form I-602, 2022. Plaster, framed in linen on wood and Perspex, 10 parts: 17 3/8 x 13 ¾ x 5/8 in. (44 x 35 x 1.7 cm) each. Installation view: Sung Tieu: Civic Floor, Mudam, Luxembourg. Courtesy the artist and Mudam, Luxembourg. Photo: Mareike Tocha

MIT List Visual Arts Center, 20 Ames Street, Wiesner Building (Building E15), Cambridge, MA 02139
Day & Time
Free, but registration required

Sung Tieu


Visitors must be willing to take their shoes off or use shoe or wheelchair covers to enter the exhibition.

For more information, contact:

eagarner [at] (Emily Garner)

Join artist Sung Tieu for a walk through of the US debut of Sung Tieu: Civic Floor.

The works on view in this exhibition consider space and its allowances in formal, sculptural terms that entreat the histories of Minimalism, as well as in sociopolitical terms, which echo the title’s invocation of citizenship and the rights it confers. This tour will allow participants the unique opportunity to experience the exhibition alongside the artist to hear firsthand her research, process, and realization of the show. 

Sung Tieu (b. 1987, Hai Duong, Vietnam) lives and works in Berlin. She has had recent solo exhibitions at Mudam Luxembourg (2022); Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany; Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany (2021); Nottingham Contemporary, UK; and Haus der Kunst, Munich (2020). Her work was included in the 34th São Paulo Biennial and the 2021 Kyiv Biennial and exhibited in group survey exhibitions at Museion, Bolzano, Italy; Kunsthalle Basel (2021); Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt; GAMeC Museum, Bergamo, Italy; Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (2020); and Kunsthaus Hamburg (2019). She received the 2021 Frieze Artist Award, the 2021 Ars Viva award, and the audience award of the 2021 Preis der Nationalgalerie, Hamburger Bahnhof.