Exhibition “The Foliage 3”

Exhibition “The Foliage 3”

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Exhibition: 20 Dec 2019 – 23 Feb 2020 (Tue – Sun), 10 am – 8 pm
Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA)
B1 – R3, Vincom Mega Mall Royal City
72A Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi

From VCCA:

On 20 Dec 2019, “The Foliage 3” will return to the audience with a brand new look at Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA). The exhibition follows the original idea of “Foliage” – a gathering of large-scale quality contemporary works held annually by VCCA with the mission of supporting, connecting and spreading art to the grand public.

The 3rd “The Foliage” brings together young and talented Vietnamese and international artists: Quỳnh Lâm, Phan Anh, Nguyễn Văn Đủ, Nguyễn Đình Phương, Nguyễn Văn Duy, Lương Trịnh and Tristan Jalleh (Australia), the duo Caleb Stein & Andrea Orejarena (Anh, Colombia). The exhibition was co-curated by Mizuki Endo – Art Director of VCCA and independent curator/researcher Đỗ Tường Linh.

Continuing to support diverse creative activities, “Foliage 3” introduces the public to more than 50 artworks of various art languages: painting, photography, sculpture, video, installation and concept, a daring experiment in medium and expressions of promising artists.

As VCCA’s biggest conceptual exhibition in 2019, “Foliage 3” promises to bring about interesting and meaningful conversations, where inspirations blend and radiate. In particular, with a non-linear space design, the artworks are placed in its own area. Foliage 3 will hopefully be an exciting and engaging art journey, where viewers can discover and appreciate each art work in their own way.

The exhibition will take place from 20 Dec 2019 to 23 Feb 2020 at VCCA (B1-R3 floor, Vincom Mega Mall Royal City, 72A Nguyen Trai str., Thanh Xuan dist., Hanoi). During the exhibition, VCCA will hold 3 artist talks on 21 Dec, 4 Jan and 15 Feb. Detailed information will be updated on VCCA’s official website and Facebook page.

About the artists:

Quỳnh Lâm
Quỳnh Lâm (b. 1988) graduated from The Fine Arts Association of Ho Chi Minh City and University of Architecture. Her works focus on her research and examining natural colours from decaying plants. Notable exhibitions: “Limited n’ Infinite ” (Vietnam, 2016), Vietnam Artists’ Book Project (Taiwan, China, 2016), “Back for Seconds” (USA, 2019).

Phan Anh
Phan Anh (b. 1990) graduated from HCMC University of Fine Arts University and hold a Master’s of Fine Arts from Utrecht School of the Arts (The Netherlands). His works look at individual and collective memories to explore the ability (mentally and physically) of people in relation to beliefs through abstract concepts. Notable exhibitions: “Museum of the Mind” (Vietnam, 2018); “Prospects: Before You Ask Me To Stay” at the 56th Venice Biennale (Italy, 2015) …

Nguyễn Đình Phương
Nguyễn Đình Phương (b. 1989) graduated from Vietnam Fine Arts University. His works are a profound reflection on the transformation in self perception and understanding as well as the formation of the world. Notable exhibitions: “Limited n’ Infinite (Vietnam, 2016), IN:ACT at Nhà Sàn Collective (Vietnam, 2018), Nippon International Performing Arts Festival NIPAF 2019 (Japan).

Nguyễn Văn Đủ
Nguyễn Văn Đủ (b. 1986) graduated from HCMC University of Fine Arts with a degree in Oil Painting. His practice focuses on painting by experimenting with exotic materials to open up new interpretations for concepts and techniques that have long shaped ‘paintings’ in Vietnam.

Nguyễn Văn Duy
Nguyễn Văn Duy (b. 1989) graduated from Hue College of Arts. His art practice revolves around concerns about origin and inner problems within one’s self. He has participated in many exhibitions and art projects by Goethe Institut, Hue Cultural Museum, Nhà Sàn Collective…

Lương Trịnh
Lương Văn Trịnh (b. 1988) graduated with a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Vietnam Fine Arts University, majoring in Sculpture. He combines traditional materials with modern ideas and expressions to create fresh, unique art works. Notable exhibitions: “The Multiverse”, Dogma Award (2017), “Art in the air” (Malaysia, 2014) …

Tristan Jalleh
Tristan Jalleh (b. 1979), a video art artist from Australia, is famous for works that are not only visually compelling but also convey profound insights. His works have been on display in many prestigious exhibitions and museums such as Experimenta International Biennial of Media Art and Sydney Contemporary 2015, RMIT Gallery, Powerhouse Museum ISEA…

Caleb Stein & Andrea Orejarena
Andrea Orejarena (b. 1994, Colombia) and Caleb Stein (b. 1994, UK) are a duo of multimedia artists currently based in Hanoi. Their art projects in Vietnam explores the essence of war memory through a combination of video, painting, and photography, which was carried out in Vietnam Friendship Village with the support from veterans and their families.

Translated by Hanoi Grapevine

Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA)
B1 – R3, Vincom Mega Mall Royal City
72A Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi

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