Bodies Survey(ed)

Opening: December 12, 2018 Exhibition on view until January 29, 2019 View curatorial text here Bodies Survey(ed), an exhibition marking Sàn Art’s return, traverses the presences and absences of the body across various mediums—painting, installation, wartime visual artifacts, artist’s book and livestream video—as a meditation on the visibility of bodies in art and beyond. Contours, postures and reveries of subjects ranging from the heroic to the nameless are animated by a wide selection of Vietnam-born artists, featuring masters Lê Phổ and Vũ Cao Đàm, propaganda painters Đào Đức and Dương...

Come to [what] end?

Sàn Art is pleased to present ‘Come to [what] end?’ – a group exhibition featuring installation, sculpture, video and paper-cut work by artists Pham Dinh Tien, Nguyen Tran Nam and Rudy ‘Atjeh’ D, concluding their time with ‘Sàn Art Laboratory: Session Five’. Curiosity is an innate part of human nature. Children often ponder in fascination with questions about their surrounding world. Scientists and philosophers are busy looking for the truth behind our existence. Sometimes the answer is clear as daylight in front of our eyes, and then there are those...

Artist talk with Nguyen Tran Nam, Pham Dinh Tien and Rudy ‘Atjeh’ D

These three gentlemen have been on residency with ‘San Art Laboratory’ over the last 6 months, resulting in their group exhibition ‘Come to [what] end?’ – Nam has re-cast the French guillotine as a personal symbol questioning death as punishment, as sacrifice, as an act eventually memorialized but for whom? ; for Tien our fate often appears random and beyond our control, a contemplation triggered by the disappearance of Malaysian Airline 370; for Rudy his paper-cutting genius illustrates the encounter of culture and religion, between the Cham Kingdom and the...