A Guide to Contemporary Arts in Ho Chi Minh City

A corner in the permanent collection of HCM City Fine Arts Museum

( Cinet )- Ho Chi Minh City has rapidly become one of the most active emerging art hubs in Southeast Asia. Although the number of contemporary art spaces is still modest, they are getting more and more attention from a greater audience. Home to several international and local recognized artists, the city has so much to offer to contemporary art lovers. Museums, private collection and galleries Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum - The museum’s exhibition rooms have a range of art that … [Read more...]

Vietnamese & Thai paintings at “Choose to Move”


VietNamNet Bridge – The selected artworks by two Vietnamese and a Thai painter are on display at the exhibition " Choose to Move ", held at Saigon Domaine , 1057 Binh Quoi , Ward 28 , Binh Thanh District , HCM City . The exhibition is an investigation into the self reflection juxtaposed against distinctive social and historical contexts in Vietnam. It is the results of a program held by San Art Laboratory for resident artists Tran Tuan, Ta Minh Duc of Vietnam and … [Read more...]

Exhibition “Come to [what] End?”

You are invited to exhibition 'Come to [what] end?' by Pham Dinh Tien, Rudy Atjeh, and Nguyen Tran Nam. This is the 'San Art Laboratory: Session 5' final exhibition resulting from an intensive 6 month residency, with each artist intrigued with distinct local social histories and tragic recent global disasters. Opening: Thu 06 Nov 2014, 6 pm Artist talk: Thu 13 Nov 2014, 6.30 pm Exhibition: 06 Nov 2014 - 05 Feb 2015 Sàn Art, 3 Mê Linh, District Bình Thạnh, HCMC Pham Dinh Tien ponders the … [Read more...]

Vietnamese young contemporary artists – chances and challenges

Contemporary art, mostly with the involvement of young artists, has developed in Vietnam for decades characterized by the use of a dynamic combination of materials, methods, concepts, and subjects that challenges traditional boundaries. Young artists while indulging themselves in on August 20's contemporary art want to raise their voice on the varied and changing cultural landscapes of identity, values, and beliefs as well as to reflect a wide range of social issues. In Vietnam, playgrounds … [Read more...]

Artist Talk by Chou Chien Pang

Sat 26 Jul 2014, 5 pm San Art Lab STUDIO 48/7 Pham Viet Chanh, Binh Thanh Dist, HCMC "I used to draw while commuting when I was still a salary man. I am very comfortable with the fact that I could do some graffiti whenever and wherever I am. With the purpose of sharing the joy of creating and to enjoy the fun and peaceful atmosphere, I established a drawing group on Facebook and started to teach young children drawing, to paint on the walls of my rooms, to give people the artworks that I made … [Read more...]

Art Talk of “Right Fiction?”

Thu 28 Nov 2013, 6.30 pm San Art 3 Mê Linh District Bình Thạnh, HCMC This will be an artist talk as performative interview. It will involve Phan Thao Nguyen and Nguyen Hong Ngoc interrogating each other regarding subjects, materials, process and methodologies concerning each of their artwork production over the last 6 months as residents of ‘San Art Laboratory’. They will give you a window onto their trials and experiments with materials such as jute, charcoal, neon, bronze, oil on x-ray … [Read more...]

‘Right Fiction’ seen in light and culture experimentation

‘Right Fiction’ – a group exhibition featuring painting, photography, installation and video by Nguyen Hong Ngoc and Phan Thao Nguyen that concludes their time with ‘San Art Laboratory: Session Three’ will take place at San Art on Thursday. ‘San Art Laboratory’ is an arts residency program that runs in six-month sessions. For each session its board of multi-national cross-disciplinary advisors, through an Open Call process, selects young Vietnamese artists. The Laboratory participants become … [Read more...]

HCMC – Combi Event: Artist’s Talk and Open Studio 2

Artist’s Talk aka. Roundtable Discussion with Phan Quang: Sat 23 Mar 2013, 4 – 5.30 pm Sàn Art ‘Open Studio 2/Session Two: San Art Laboratory’: Sat 23 Mar 2013, 6 pm Sàn Art Laboratory Come to Combi Event this Saturday with Artist’s Talk by Phan Quang & Open Studio 2. In relation to the exhibition Space / Limit, Phan Quang, will share his ideas and thoughts by answering questions regarding his art practice in conversation with journalist Trần Công Khanh with the appearance of … [Read more...]