AIA Vietnam Eye: Vietnamese contemporary artists in focus – in pictures

Parallel Contemporary Art and the Saatchi Gallery team up with AIA Vietnam Life Insurance to present the major exhibition “AIA Vietnam Eye”and a book on contemporary Vietnamese art.

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Music as Freedom: sound in the visual art practice of Vietnam’s Vũ Dân Tân – artist profile

Long considered the acute opposite of mainstream Vietnamese contemporary art, artist Vũ Dân Tân is celebrated with a three-week long exhibition that examines his mixed media and installation practice, that towards the end of his life incorporated sound and music components as a means to interrogate the cultural traditions of his home country.

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Under the veil: tales of love, loss and memory by Vietnamese photographer Phan Quang

Vietnamese artist and photographer Phan Quang uses photography, props, real life characters and stories to stage images that speak of socio-political history as well as personal stories of life, love and loss in Vietnam.

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Japanese Paramodel artists combine Vietnamese, Japanese toys in new work

Japanese “art unit” Paramodel recently wrapped up their exhibition at the Japanese Foundation Centre in Hanoi, entitled “the plastic model of paramodel is paramodel”.

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Will Vietnamese non-profit art space Sàn Art shift the art scene from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh city? – interview Dinh Q Le

SOUTHEAST ASIAN CONTEMPORARY ART Here is a useful Art Info interview with artist Dinh Q. Le, one of the four founders of the renowned Vietnamese non-profit Sàn Art. Multimedia artist Dinh Q. Le will be having a solo show at MOMA in 2010. Read on … Continue reading