Jan 12 2016

Sàn Art presents UuDam Tran Nguyen at Art Stage Singapore 2016

21-24 January 2016

Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre

10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956

South East Asia Forum, Section 5


VIP preview: 20 January, 3-5pm

Vernissage: 20 January, 6:00pm

Opening hours: 12:00 – 20:00, 21 – 24 January 2016


Art Stage Singapore, in its 6th edition, continues to facilitate regional art market development and the exchange of ideas. With a pertinent focus on South East Asia (strategically in response to the AEC Blueprint 2025 that promotes an integrated, cohesive and people-oriented economy amongst South East Asian countries), Art Stage Singapore introduces a ‘South East Asia forum’ that comprises of an exhibition featuring works by 19 socially engaged artists from Southeast Asia, and a series of talks by leading figures in regional contemporary art scene.

Titled ‘Seismograph: Sensing the City—Art In the Urban Age’, the Southeast Asia forum 2016 “… will explore the role of artists as seismographs of society’s pulses….” by featuring artists “… who delve into issues and sentiments relating to extremely rapid urbanisation and to the evolution of contemporary society in their own countries.”

UuDam Tran Nguyen, who transforms the boundaries between urban myth and popular legend, both celebrates and warns of the role and impact of human progress and its desire for social advancement. His newest 3-channel video ‘Serpent’s Tails’ 2015, is a vividly compelling performance where the motorbikes of Ho Chi Minh City act out a contemporary tale of danger in man’s search for immortality.

In the Forum’s talk series, San Art Curator and Executive Director, Zoe Butt will also moderate a discussion on the psycho-geographic challenges of leading art organizations in the 21st century with curator/directors from Italy, China and The Netherlands.

More info can be found in the following links:

Art Stage Singapore

Southeast Asia Forum: Seismograph: Sensing the City – Art in the Urban Age

Or download a full pdf program of South East Asia forum here

For more information on UuDam Tran Nguyen, San Art and our participation, please email tra@san-art.org

Image: UuDam Tran Nguyen, ‘Serpents Tails’ 2015 (still), 3-channel video: 15:17′, HD, colour, sound