Kemper East Hosts Mini Vinnie Bini

Kemper East Hosts Mini Vinnie Bini

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Danh Vō
Pop-up “Cake” invitation, 2010 / 2015 
Paper and candle

The limited edition pop-up cake invitation card was first designed in 2010 by Kristine Suhr in collaboration with Danh Vō for his exhibition Hip Hip Hurra! at the National Gallery of Denmark. Vō refreshed the design for the occasion of his exhibition mothertongue at this year’s Danish Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale, adding an exterior band depicting his first passport photo, taken at age five upon his arrival in Copenhagen.

On view at Kemper East until January 1, 2016, Vō’s pop-up cake is part of collaborative local project by Kansas City–based artists Megan Mantia and Leone Anne Reeves. Mini Vinnie Bini, a re-creation of the Venice Biennale on a smaller scale, is supported by a 2015 Rocket Grant from Charlotte Street Foundation, by the Spencer Museum of Art, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Vō (born in 1975 in Vietnam, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, and the Städelschule, Frankfurt. He was the winner of the Hugo Boss Prize, New York (2012), the BlauOrange Kunstpreis der Deutschen Volksbanken und Raiffeisenbanken, Berlin, Germany (2007), and was a nominee for the National Gallery Prize for Young Art, Berlin, Germany (2009). He participated in the Venice Biennale (2013 and 2015) and has exhibited his work in such institutions as the Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, France (2013); the Art Institute of Chicago (2012); the Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2012); the National Gallery of Denmark (2010); Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland (2009); and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2008).

The Kemper Museum exhibition Marco Maggi: Drawing Attention, on view in the Barbara and Paul Uhlmann Gallery until November 1, 2015, showcases two works by the Uruguayan artist that are part of the Museum’s Permanent Collection. Maggi had his first solo museum exhibition at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in 2001. He is representing Uruguay with a site-specific installation of paper and pencils, Global Myopia II, on view through November 22, 2015, at the Venice Biennale in Italy.