Oath against Minimalism documents the multifaceted work of the up-and-coming artist Sung Tieu, whose sculptural and sound installations engender uncanny and immersive spatial situations. Lavishly illustrated and containing four essays by international art historians and curators, as well as an interview with the artist, this wide-ranging publication provides a comprehensive insight into Tieus practice; placing her work against the backdrop of bureaucratic power structures, global capitalism, the psychological effects of sound, and the legacies of the Cold War. This monograph is published on the occasion of Tieu´s first institutional exhibitions: Zugzwang (2020) at Haus der Kunst in Munich and In Cold Print (2020) at Nottingham Contemporary.
Sung Tieu (*1987 in Vietnam, lives and works in Berlin and London) studied at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg and at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Tieu is a winner of the ars viva Prize for Visual Arts 2020. Forthcoming exhibitions include 34th Sao Paulo Biennale.