Sat 08 Oct 2016, 7 – 9 pm
From Goethe Institut:
From 7.10. to 28.10.2016, the Goethe-Institut will be presenting an exhibition titled “Vu Dan Tan and Music”. On October 8 at 7 PM, the curator Iola Lenzi will hold a speech about the artist and his creations. She will give interesting insights into the exhibition and her curatorial work. The audience is invited to participate in a discussion afterwards.
The exhibition “Vu Dan Tan and Music” was initiated by Goethe-Institut in order to celebrate the 70th birthday of the artist. It is organized in cooperation with the Vu Dan Tan Foundation, Hanoi and will be accompanied by an illustrated research catalogue. The visitors will be able to explore Vu Dan Tan’s love for music and how he connected music with his avant-garde visual art. The exhibition presents artworks which refer to music and some that use musical elements – most of these pieces have not been exhibited in Vietnam or any other country.
Vu Dan Tan (1946-2009) was a pioneer of contemporary Vietnamese art. He was born in 1946 in Hanoi and started to paint when travelling through Russia and Cuba. In 1990, he opened “Saloon Natasha” in Hanoi together with his wife Ms. Natasha Kraevskaia – the first private gallery in Hanoi at that time. Tan worked in very small as well as very big dimensions and made use of a huge variety of materials.
Iola Lenzi is an art historian as well as a curator with a focus on South East Asian art and a Vu Dan Tan expert. Lenzi has already curated a large number of institutional exhibitions in Europe and Asia and engages with the regional, social, cultural and political systems. She lives in Singapore and teaches “Society and Politics in Asian Art” at the Singaporean Lasalle-Goldsmiths College of Arts”. Lenzi is the distributor and author of various exhibition catalogues within her field of studies.
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