The Propeller Group
The Propeller Group, formed in 2006 by Phunam, Matt Lucero, and Tuan Andrew Nguyen, is a Ho Chi Minh City and Los Angeles-based collective. TPG uses mass media as a platform to combine seemingly contradictory phenomena: advertising and politics, history and future, and public and private. TPG often pushes their work back into the public sphere, using commodities as a form of public art. As an integral part of their practice, TPG has cultivated the guise of an advertising agency—a public relations firm that confuses the brand and the brand message. Their work has recently been included in No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and The Ungovernables, New Museum Triennial. TPG has also exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art, The Hammer Museum, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Guangzhou Triennial, and The Singapore Art Museum. In 2007, the group co-founded Sàn Art, an artist-initiated contemporary art platform in Vietnam.