Future bodies of Asia

Since entering the 21st century, our lives have rapidly changed due to the highly developed information technology and digital technology. In such time, senses of our physical bodies have been expanding at a daily level through various platforms such as virtual reality, the internet and mobile tablets, causing extensive transitions to our physical senses. This project will feature the aspect of transforming human bodies by the cause of technologies, as well as how regional cultures and human bodies could relate to each other, by investigating and exploring what physical bodies...

San Art Online Auction 4-18 December 2014 on paddle8.com

VIEW AUCTION AND PLACE YOUR BID HERE! paddle8.com/auction/sanart ‘Thresholds of Motion’, an ‘exhibition-as-online auction’ with paddle8.com is a Sàn Art fundraising initiative. The success of this auction is crucial to the future sustainability of San Art in Vietnam – a not for profit, independent contemporary art organization whose activities are in serious financial jeopardy. We need your support! ‘Thresholds of Motion’ presents a unique collection of contemporary art composed of photography, printmaking, drawing, oil and silk painting, ceramic, assemblage and sculpture and is but a fraction of the talent that...

Autumn Galleria

Take a walk down a lane of history and visit the fictional school of Alexandre d’Rhodes, the French Jesuit missionary who created today’s written script in Vietnam. See the students whose eyesight is tested with blindfold and the art of play. This is Phan Thao Nguyen’s world of creating history through fragments with a mastery of both fact and fiction in careful gestures of oil on photographic film. Similarly adept in the art of oil is Dalat-based painter Nguyen Thai Tuan, whose large-scale canvases are haunting reminders of another war-torn...

Summer Galleria

The monsoonal season may be shedding its skin of water every afternoon here in Saigon but that doesn’t mean we can’t look to another idea of time in the world and consider its also ‘Summer’ to some. This galleria showcase focuses on ideas of heat, light and transformation and includes the ‘Lotusland’ of celebrated artist and San Art co-founder, Dinh Q Le with his tiny figurine shrine to the victims of Agent Orange. The symbolic presence of the lotus as a sign of re-birth is echoed in the work of...

Spring Galleria

Featuring the light-box documentation of artist Tran Minh Duc in performance; the delicate silk work of Le Hoang Bich Phuong and her animal/human characters; the provocative social contemplations of photographer Phan Quang; the fictional histories of Phan Thao Nguyen’s bowing painted figures; the filmic stills of a ‘machine equestrian’ waltz by conceptualist UuDam Tran Nguyen and last but not least, the film work of artist Pham Ngoc Lan with his poetic capturing of Hanoi transforming its urban traditions. Senior war-veteran, Vo An Khanh’s field-work photography, showcasing what might be a...