Art Collector Club: Why and How to Start Collecting

On the occasion of the exhibition “Grapevine Selection – Volume 2″, we are organizing a “curator and collector talk” with the participation of established artist/curator Tran Luong, also one of the advisors of the exhibition, and Dr. Nguyen Duc Thanh, economist, director of Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research, also an art collector.

Fri 06 Mar 2015, 7 – 9 pm

lAcA Cafe

2nd floor, 24 – 26 Ly Quoc Su, Hanoi

Our Grapevine Selection exhibition series aims to promote young artists while contributing to develop a domestic art market in Vietnam. Therefore, together with the main showcase at the Fine Art Museum, we also put together a series of practical art talks with artists, curators, collectors, designers and architects in order to gather serious collectors and start forming a collector community in Hanoi in particular and in Vietnam in general.

The first talk in the series will present an overview of art collection with the following main points:

– What is collecting and what is it for? – This part will give audience the general idea about art collection and the reasons why people collect arts with definitions and examples of some famous collections in the world and in Vietnam.

– How to begin your collection? – This part will present practical experience from an art collector and give the audience instructions on their very first steps of starting a collection for themselves.

About the presenters:

Tran Luong: artist, curator, co-founder of Nha San Collective, advisor of “Grapevine Selection – Volume 2″:

Tran Luong is a pioneer in the Vietnamese contemporary arts scene and the best known curator from Vietnam. He has curated many exhibitions in Vietnam as well as internationally in Norway, Cambodia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, etc., including the prestigious art showcase Singapore Biennale organized by Singapore Art Museum.

Recently Tran Luong has also been awarded Prince Claus Award (Netherlands) for his pioneering work in culture and development in the region.

Dr. Nguyen Duc Thanh: art collector, economist, director of Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research:

Dr. Nguyen Duc Thanh is a respected economist, the founder and director of Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research. He received his PhD in Development Economics from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo, Japan, in 2008, and currently is also a member of the Macroeconomic Advisory Group for the Vietnam’s Prime Minister.

Besides, he is an art collector by interest and has a valuable collection gathering artworks from Vietnamese and international artists.

Ticket:

This is a registration-required and ticketed event aiming to gather serious collectors. The fee is 200,000 VND including 1 drink. The number of participants is limited to 20. Please register at [email protected]

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