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The Bay of Poetry

2023
Thao Nguyen Phan, The Bay of Poetry, 2023

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Thao Nguyen Phan has generously produced The Bay of Poetry, 2023, a limited edition artwork to celebrate 30 years of Tate St Ives in Summer 2023. Phan has played an important part in Tate St Ives history. Her exhibition in 2022 brought together a selection of her videos, paintings and sculptures alongside new work and was her most extensive UK exhibition.

Phan’s limited edition, The Bay of Poetry, 2023, references the bay around Bai Tho Mountain, the mountain of poetry, an area of great beauty and history in the city of Ha Long, Vietnam. The texture of the crepe-de-chine material, along with the soft and muted tones of the printing, reflect the tranquil and reflective space of the bay that inspired the work. The outer frame could suggest looking from the opening of a cave, where the scene unravels before you, with fluttering books of poetry rising from wispy reeds, not unlike insects or magical creatures taking flight.

Each print comes unframed and is accompanied by a certificate which is signed and numbered by the artist. Prices of the artwork are liable to change. As a limited edition sells out, prices of the artwork are subject to increase and the price will be clearly indicated.
  • Artist Thao Nguyen Phan
  • Artwork The Bay of Poetry
  • Dimensions 44 x 64 cm
  • Material Digital pigment print on silk crepe-de-chine
  • Edition Edition of 80, accompanied by a signed and numbered certificate
  • Date of work 2023
Thao Nguyen Phan (b. 1987, Vietnam) is a multimedia artist whose practice encompasses video, painting and installation. She is internationally renowned for her poetic, multi-layered artworks which explore the historical and ecological issues facing her homeland Vietnam, while speaking to broader ideas around tradition, ideology, ritual and environmental change. Phan’s work intertwines mythology and folklore with urgent issues around industrialisation, food security and the environment. The threat posed by the destruction and excessive consumption of Earth’s resources is a recurring theme across her practice. Through storytelling, and the mixing of official and unofficial histories, her work often amplifies narratives that are less well documented, or in some cases obscured. Archive documents and oral records are dramatised through video and animation, merged with traditional silk painting and lacquerwork techniques. Combining voices and materials from different places and times, Phan collapses then redrafts the standardised histories of Vietnam and wider south-east Asia.

Selected solo and group exhibitions include Venice Art Biennial, Venice, Italy, 2022; Tate St Ives, Cornwall, UK, 2022; Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK, 2020; WIELS, Brussels, Belgium, 2020; New Orleans Museum of Art, USA, 2020; Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China, 2019; Lyon Biennale, Lyon, France, 2019; Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE, 2019; Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, Germany, 2018. She was shortlisted for the 2019 Hugo Boss Asia Art Award, and was granted the Han Nefkens Foundation-LOOP Barcelona Video Art Production Award 2018, in collaboration with Fundaciò Joan Miró and received the Grand Prize, APB Foundation Signature Art Prize, National Museum of Singapore, Singapore (2018). She is co-founder of the collective Art Labor, which explores cross disciplinary practices and develops art projects that benefit the local community. Phan is a 2016-2017 Rolex Protégée, mentored by Joan Jonas. She lives and works in in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
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Delivery & returns

Delivery times

We aim to deliver shop products within:

UK – 1-2 weeks

European Union – 2-4 weeks

Rest of world – 2-4 weeks


Neon lights will be delivered in 2-4 weeks, as they are made in small batches and shipped separately from other items.

Delivery costs

We currently offer free standard delivery on UK orders over £60. Please note that this is offer is valid only online. Our other delivery costs are as follows.

For orders under £60:

UK – £3.60 per order

European Union – £15 per order

Rest of world (including non-EU European countries) – £28 per order

Limited editions

Due to the nature of our Limited Edition artworks, Tate offers rates for packaging materials to sufficiently protect the works and a fully insured, door-to-door courier service, for both UK and international shipping.

UK – FREE
USA & Canada – £80 each
European Union – £120 each
Rest of world (including non-EU European countries) – £150 each
 
 

Rugs

Rugs are dispatched directly from the Christopher Farr workshop, so they will arrive separately from any other items ordered from Tate Shop.

UK – £50 per order

For international shipping enquiries, please contact us at shop@tate.org.uk for quotes on delivery to selected countries.

 

Goldfinger + Tate furniture

As each item of furniture is made to order, delivery takes 12-14 weeks, and will arrive separately to any other items in your Tate Shop order.

UK – £150 per order using a specialist white-glove delivery service. An access check can be arranged for £80.
 

Food & Wine

Our collection of food and wine is only available for delivery in the UK. We currently offer free delivery on wine orders over £100, using a specialist white glove service within the M25 area.

Wine: UK only – £20 per order

Please note that our wines can only be purchased by those aged 18 years and over. Customers will be asked to provide proof of age upon delivery.

Here’s more information on delivery.

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Please contact our customer service team within 45 days if you need to return anything from your order. We will be happy to offer you a full refund, replacement or exchange on any items excluding custom prints, Goldfinger + Tate furniture, face coverings and pierced earrings. We cannot cover the cost of returning the items, unless we've made a mistake or they are faulty.

Unfortunately, after 14 working days we cannot refund the delivery charge on your order. You can contact our customer service team by email at shop@tate.org.uk or by phone on +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (Monday – Friday, 10.30 –17.00).

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