From the post at Blouin Artinfo concerning Pipo Nguyen-duy’s exhibition “AnOther Expedition: Monet’s Garden”:
The selection of works on display were created by the artist in Claude Monet’s garden. A series of cyanotype prints of botanical specimens as well as water, soil and other physical elements were collected from the garden, where the artist went when he was granted a fellowship. It is a simulated natural history museum installation of a fictitious Vietnamese colonial expedition to France. Nguyen-duy’s work questions the validity of authority of Western cultural institutional practices through deconstructing the invention of photography as a colonial tool.