Sole imprint of a wood-flux

Wood-flux – a wooden flow – seems to be a contradictory phrase for how can something as sturdy as wood also stream so fervently. Such a concept indeed recalls a Japanese genre of woodblock prints on silk and paper – ‘Ukiyo-e’ – meaning ‘pictures of the floating world’. Inspired by the caliber of Ukiyo-e woodblock and the textile pattern of PHUONG MY’s Spring Summer 2015 collection, artist Nguyễn Hữu Trâm Kha showcases various fascinations of a ‘Wood-flux’. Ukiyo-e art prospered from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century in Edo (today’s...

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...

Nguyen Huu Tram Kha

Nguyen Huu Tram Kha (b. 1983, Danang) graduated from Hue Fine Art University and completed her Master at Mahasarakham University, Thailand; she now lives, teaches and practices art in Ho Chi Minh City. She makes art due to the peaceful feeling it brings to her soul. To Kha, art is life and that is also her self-portrait....

Sàn Art Laboratory – Session 2: Open studio 2

Artist studios of 3 artist-in-residence Trần Xuân Anh, Nguyễn Hữu Trâm Kha and Ngô Đình Bảo Châu, and New Yorker writer – artist Christopher Myers are opened to public audiences. This is the last Open Studio before the artists exhibit the final show as result of their 6-month residency at San Art Laboratory. So you will have a chance to see the process experimenting ideas into physical artworks. Bảo Châu examines the contrasts among forms, materials and sculptural practices. Xuân Anh confronts Vietnamese norms of art and craft, while Trầm...

Sàn Art Laboratory – Session 2: Artist’s talk

In this event, Nguyen Huu Tram Kha, Ngo Dinh Bao Chau and Tran Xuan Anh will share ideas, revelations, challenges and dilemma’s discovered over the course of the last 6 months as residents of ‘San Art Laboratory’. They will focus discussion on research and ideas concerning their artworks currently on display at San Art. Bao Chau will share her fascination for the science of light; Tram Kha will share her desire to empower women through their biological make-up; while Xuan Anh will explain her own questioning of what it means...