Asia restaurant

Asia Restaurant is a space installation with video and sound recordings in an abandoned Asian restaurant in Essen's city centre. The installation is based on the stage piece "Home away from home" and is part of the exhibition "Folkwang and the City" as part of the 100th anniversary of the Museum Folkwang in Essen 2022.

© by 羅芳芸
© by 羅芳芸
© by 羅芳芸
© by 羅芳芸

The installation leads its visitors into an abandoned Asian restaurant. The stories of four migrants of Vietnamese origin are told, two of them are living in Germany and two in Taiwan.

The used video and sound material was created for "Home Away From Home", a documentary theatre piece for which Fang Yun Lo and her team interviewed people with a Vietnamese background in Germany and Taiwan.

Selected elements of the stage setting of the piece give an impression of the Taiwanese workers housing that Bui Van Quy tells his story in, a school table shows a part of the learning environment that Thuy Vo created in her language school in Essen. A restaurant table invites to listen to Phan My Nong’s story and Pham Minh Duc takes us along to his childhood in the East Germany.


  • Video and audio material by

    Bùi Văn Quý 裴文貴
    Võ Thị Hồng Cẩm Thuý
    Phạm Minh Đức
    Phan Mỹ Nương 潘美娘
  • 主要創作者

  • 影像設計, 攝影, 剪接, 導演

  • 舞台設計

  • 音效設計, 技術執行

    Marius Kirch
  • 製作經理

  • 製作助理

  • Communication

    Judith Ayuso Pereira


  • 製作

  • 共同製作

    Markus Ambach Projekte MAPDüsseldorf, DE
    Museum Folkwang埃森, DE
    "Folkwang and the City" is a project of the Museum Folkwang in cooperation with MAP Markus Ambach Projekte.
  • 語言

    Vietnamese, Taiwanese Mandarin, German
  • 字幕提供

  • 長度

    30 min.
  • 觀賞年齡建議



  • 2022 5月 21日 - 2022 8月 7日

    Folkwang and the City埃森, DE
    former restaurant "Mayflower", Weberplatz 3, Essen