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...

Talk by Vo Tran Chau and Tran Quang Duc

At the intersection of history and his-stories, Võ Trân Châu and researcher Trần Quang Đức (author of ‘A Thousand Years of Garments’) will share their journeys, one in making artworks and the other in excavating alternative historical threads. The session will be facilitated by Nguyễn Bích Trà, Sàn Art Manager. *** image courtesy Manzi Art Space and Tran Quang Duc...

Lingering at the Peculiar Pavilion

In Vietnamese, the word for “Peculiar Pavilion”, “Kỳ lâu”, is composed of two words: “Lâu”, an open structure often erected in the middle of a lake for sightseeing purposes. The word “Kỳ” has several meanings, here are some of them: Kỳ: a board game in which each of two opponents has a certain number of pieces, competing to either capture the most important piece of the other (chess, Chinese chess) or to occupy the most territory on the board (no) Kỳ: flag Kỳ: strange, peculiar   Sàn Art and Manzi...

Tracing

Due to licensing difficulties, we would like to announce that the exhibition is not on (there will be no opening nor any public event). We are very sorry about this problem. Hope to be able to welcome you to other activities by San Art! *** This is a group exhibition by three resident artists from Laboratory Session 7: Nguyen Thuy Tien (Hanoi), Ratu Rizkitasari Saraswati (Jakarta), and Vo Tran Chau (Ho Chi Minh City). Nguyen Thuy Tien is the object of her own study. Borrowing the identity of ‘co Ba’,...

Lab 7 open studio

Ratu Saras, Vo Tran Chau and Nguyen Thuy Tien will introduce their art projects and the process of implementation in 6 months at San Art Laboratory. How real is a memory? Can we really preserve the remnants of an experience, whether physical or emotional? These are questions that may or may not lead to the same answer. Yet Thuy Tien pursues them with an obsessive passion Moving to a new city, during this 2 months living under the pink shade and a (nearly) blank state of mind, Thuy Tien is...