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...

Winter Galleria

San Art is pleased to share fantastic new work, never before seen in Saigon, by four established local artists: Phan Quang, Phunam, Lena Bui and Tran Minh Duc. Phan Quang’s sculptural installation of light and bamboo, titled ‘Red Stone’, speaks of social balance and belief, questioning what kind of heart can be freely nurtured in today’s world. Phunam’s photographic ‘Patination’ takes inspiration from the urban streets of Saigon, where walls peel and crumble revealing a layered history of hidden agendas and secrets. Lena Bui’s drawings map the chaotic order of...

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...

Phan Quang

Phan Quang (b. 1976, Binh Dinh) currently lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City. He studied Economics, graduating from University of Economics HCMC in 1999; subsequently working for various well-known photographers before starting his own commercial photographic studio ‘Stop & Go’ in 2004. Drawn to the power of photography as a medium that can both disturb and reflect ideas of truth, Phan Quang’s artistic practice today also encompasses sculpture, installation and video, often produced in close collaboration with local artisans and farmers in Bao Loc. His work was given...