LabMobile with artist Phan Thao Nguyen

This edition of LabMobile travels to artist Phan Thao Nguyen’s exhibition “Poetic Amnesia” at the Factory. Participants are invited to walk through the exhibition’s different routes of forgetting, history and imagination. We start the journey by viewing the video work Tropical Siesta before moving on to explore the pages of ‘Voyage de Rhodes No.1 – 84’ and revisit the the love-war story of Trọng Thuỷ and Mỵ Nương in Your daughter is a traitor (Magical bow). Questions, discussions and contemplations are of course welcome and encouraged as the group move...

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...

Right fiction?

This will be an artist talk as performative interview. It will involve Phan Thao Nguyen and Ngoc Nau interrogating each other regarding subjects, materials, process and methodologies concerning each of their artwork production over the last 6 months as residents of ‘San Art Laboratory’. They will give you a window onto their trials and experiments with materials such as jute, charcoal, neon, bronze, oil on x-ray film and light, sharing not only the in-depth research they carried out of these materials, but also their analysis of the history and meaning...

Right fiction

‘Session Three’ has been a dynamic experimentation space for Ngoc Nau and Thao Nguyen since June 2013, where the artists conducted scientific and cultural research that informed their individual artistic process in intriguing and profound ways. A fresh Art Critique graduate from Hanoi Fine Arts University, Ngoc Nau (b. 1989) has always been passionate and intuitive about art. Coming to the Laboratory with a broad interest in concepts of light, she embarked on finding a more methodic approach to working with her creativity. More importantly, it was a journey in...