Thu 04 Apr 2013, 6.30 pm
From Goethe Institut:
Come to the book launch of “Vietnamese Contemporary Art 1990 – 2010” by authors Bui Nhu Huong and Pham Trung with participation of Đinh Q Lê talking about documenta 13 and moderator Uyên Ly.
„We do not have the ambition of including all of the artistic practices in contemporary art in recent years; It is also hard to define what is currently new in the art scene. We can only try to discuss a few characteristics, a few early observations that reflect the momentary nature of art.”
In spite of this modest statement, Bui Nhu Huong and Pham Trung – two art researchers and critics who have published many writings about Vietnamese fine arts – present a comprehensive outline of „Vietnamese Contemporary Art 1990-2000” reflected in 26 selected artist biographies. After the release of the English version last year, the Vietnamese version has followed recently, in a completely revised visual design. The Goethe-Institut Hanoi is proud to host this book presentation, with the participation of the two authors and the artist Dinh Q Le from HCMC as well as many personalities of the Hanoian art scene. For artists and audiences this is an opportunity to carry on the dialogue and discuss about Vietnamese contemporary art.
Nhu Huong (1953) graduated from Mendeleev Institute, Moscow, Russia. Pham Trung (1965) graduated from Hanoi University of Fine Arts, BFA and 2002 from Hanoi University of Culture, MA. Both of them are working as art critics and researchers at Fine Art Research Institute – Vietnam University of Fine Arts.
Dinh Q Le (Le Quang Dinh) was born in 1968, he lives and works in HCMC and in the US. He has a long history of professional artistic practice and has participated in many international exhibitions. Aside from his art practice, Dinh Q. Le is also a curator, a social activist and the co-founder of San Art in HCMC, a non-profit art gallery for contemporary artists.
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