Artist talk: Choose to move

The artists in San Art Laboratory session 6 have just concluded their residency with the group exhibition ‘Choose to move’. Orawan Arunrak distilled various dreams of owning any place in Vietnam in her small pink paintings. Tran Tuan who was followed persistently by the consequences of past choices contemplated the haunting problem anew with his very first experimental video. Ta Minh Duc also followed a legend of survival and; with his videos he questioned the power of self-awareness, in parallel attempted a solution for the conflict between nature and human...

Choose to move

San Art is pleased to present the works of resident artists Tran Tuan, Orawan Arunrak, and Ta Minh Duc from session 6 of our San Art Laboratory program. The exhibition is an investigation into the power of self reflection juxtaposed against distinctive social and historical contexts in Vietnam. Tran Tuan (Hue) once again responds to the family story that has persistently followed his life and practice, only this time he chooses to experiment with video installation instead of sculpture to address the question of consequences resulting from the act of...

Lab 6: Open Studio 1 & Workshop

Lab 6: Open Studio 1 & Workshop with Fernanda Eugénio & Gustavo Ciríaco (Brazil)   4 PM: SITE-SPECIFIC PRACTICES: PERFORMING THE SPACE   with Fernanda Eugénio & Gustavo Ciríaco (Brazil) Where: San Art Laboratory, 40/18 Pham Viet Chanh, Binh Thanh, HCMc This workshop is an introduction to site-specific artistic practices, which use the space, its location, characteristics and particularities (in terms of habits, architecture, circulation and cultural patterns) as the basis for the creation of performative work. The aim is to explore the downtown area of Ho Chi Minh City and...

Orawan Arunrak

Orawan Arunrak (b. 1985 in Bangkok) graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2008. She has been exhibiting in Thailand and the region, as well as working for some of Bangkok’s leading arts organizations – her last position was Assistant Curator at the Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre (BACC) from 2011 until 2013 Her practice is based equally in her compulsive need to draw and create with humble materials, and in her desire to use her practice to connect to people and places. She uses her works and her...