Chopsticks in a Bundle Are Unbreakable • Listen as Moses and Tan reflect on what they each brought to this mural project and how they both felt connected and directed by history, culture, and purpose.
We Introduced Moses Sun and Tan Nguyen earlier this summer––not because they're styles or projects are similar, but because they're different and it seemed as though a meaningful and generative interplay was possible. We introduced them because ultimately we were hoping to commission a piece of public art in the form of a mural; we wanted to offer something to the neighborhood and the city. We were so thrilled that Moses and Tan hit off so immediately and so deeply, and we’re honored to share “Chopsticks in a Bundle Are Unbreakable,” the piece that came out of their friendship and collaboration. The title connects to a Vietnamese Idiom that Tan selected for the theme.
As we share these images and this video, we’re honored to announce that our physical location is underway behind the red panels at 664 S. King St. We are committed to the health and vitality of the Chinatown International District, we’re committed to supporting artists and creators, and we’re committed to the mural's sentiment in it’s 11 translations.