Richard Streitmatter-Tran: We No Longer See the Stars

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Vietnam-based contemporary artist Richard Streitmatter-Tran offers pointed commentary on global tensions and social unrest.


De Sarthe Gallery presents its second solo exhibition for Vietnam-based contemporary artist Richard Streitmatter-Tran, We No Longer See the Stars. Featuring a new series of paintings, sculptures, and interactive installations, the exhibition offers a commentary on global tensions and social unrest.

Among the works on display are “In Bless the Beasts and the Children” (2019-20), a series of freestanding portraits of people of various ethnicities dressed in black. They are propped up throughout the gallery, forcing visitors to confront the unwavering gaze of the painted subjects as they weave through the space.

Another piece featured is the interactive installation “Face Off” (2015-2019), which utilises facial recognition software that perpetually scans for faces, emulating the omnipresent surveillance technologies employed by public and private sectors.

Richard Streitmatter-Tran was born in 1972 in Bien Hoa, Vietnam. He received his degree in the Studio for Interrelated Media at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, and he was an advisor to the Para Site Curatorial Programme in Hong Kong.


When: 18 Jan 2020 - 21 Mar 2020 Where: De Sarthe Gallery – 20/F Global Trade Square, 21 Wong Chuk Hang Road – Wong Chuk Hang