Grapevine Selection – Volume 1

Grapevine Selection – Volume 1

Grapevine-selection-PosterOpening: Sat 02 Nov 2013, 6 pm
Exhibition: 01 – 04 Nov 2013
Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts

UPDATE 1: The Grapevine Selection Presents Artist Vuong Van Thao
UPDATE 2: The Grapevine Selection Presents Artist Ha Manh Thang
UPDATE 3: The Grapevine Selection Presents Artist Nguyen Quang Huy
UPDATE 4: The Grapevine Selection Presents Artist Pham Huy Thong
UPDATE 5: The Grapevine Selection Presents Artist Nguyen Minh Thanh
UPDATE 6: The Grapevine Selection Presents Artist Pham Ngoc Duong
UPDATE 7: The Grapevine Selection Presents Artist Nguyen Huy An
UPDATE 8: The Grapevine Selection Presents Artist Le Quy Tong

Dear friends and supporters,

Exactly 6 years ago on 11 October 2007 Hanoi Grapevine was established by Canadian artist Brian Ring and since then the Grapevine has grown to become more than just a website, it is now a community of arts and culture lovers. We have also supported countless art exhibitions as well as music and cultural events as communications partner and have been very successful in bridging the arts and its audience.

And this year, together with our 6th anniversary, we want to push a step forward by putting together our first ever art exhibition with the aim to develop an appealing platform for potential buyers and an international art audience. It is an initial step for us to start realizing our mission of contributing to building an art market in Vietnam.

The Grapevine Selection is a private initiative by the Grapevine team with the assistance and advice of well-known experts of Vietnamese contemporary art scene:

Natasha Kraevskia (founder of the famous Salon Natasha and member of the Hanoi Grapevine Board of Advisors)
KVT (Grapevine’s well-known and prolific commentator on the arts in Hanoi)
Suzanne Lecht (founder and director of Art Vietnam)

as well as support from Friederike Krentz, an international PR consultant whose past work involved Aedes Berlin – International Forum for Contemporary Architecture, Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art and São Paulo Architecture Biennial.

With its innovative, artist-centered format, The Grapevine Selection Series, which we aim to organize annually, is consciously focused on artistic practice. Invited artists represent specific positions of contemporary Vietnamese art. They may range from younger artists still at a relatively early stage in their careers to artists who have already established strong international reputations.

Vuong Van Thao's living fossil of Long Bien bridge
Vuong Van Thao’s living fossil of Long Bien bridge

Volume I of the Grapevine Selection welcomes 8 internationally-known artists to exhibit their work in a four-day program at the renowned Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts.

This exhibition offers a unique opportunity to encounter an outstanding selection of contemporary Vietnamese art and to acquire quality work to add to or begin your collection. Furthermore, 5% of the proceeds of any artworks sold will be donated to KOTO‘s training centers for disadvantaged youth in Vietnam.

Hanoi Grapevine is pleased to welcome you to The Grapevine Selection – Volume 1 with the participation of:

Vuong Van Thao
Ha Manh Thang
Nguyen Quang Huy
Pham Huy Thong
Nguyen Minh Thanh
Pham Ngoc Duong
Nguyen Huy An
Le Quy Tong

Detailed information about each artist will follow.
We look forward to meeting you at the art exhibition in November, which also is our anniversary celebration for 2013.

Grapevinely yours,
Brian, Mien, Hue, Linh

Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts
66 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hanoi

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  1. For those of us who are new Viet Nam and unfamiliar with the contemporary art scene here, would someone explain why all of the selected artists are men? Thank you.

    • Hi Jay, thanks for the comment. The initial idea was to have 10 artists, however, 2 female artists withdrew due to their personal plans and we didn’t have enough time to invite someone else hence the participation of all male artists as you can see. Next year we may select all female artists, who knows ;-)

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