* Vietnam Now at Kunstrai - Amsterdam
Uudam Tran Nguyen - Lena Bui - Phan Thao Nguyen - The Propeller Group - Nguyen Manh Hung - Nguyen The Son - Ngo Van Sac - Nguyen The Dung - Bui Thanh Tam - Hoang Duong Cam - Nguyen Phuong Linh
Canvas International Art: 7 June – 31 July 2014,
Opening Saturday 7 June, 18.00-20.30 hrs
KunstRAI: 4 – 9 June 2014
It has been 15 years, since Canvas gave the stage to young, promising Vietnamese artists. This June, we will show a group show of art from Vietnam. Often predicted to become ‘the new China’, the works in this exhibition prove that Vietnamese art has a distinct visual language and is embedded in a unique social and economic context. The exhibition features works by eleven talented artists that reflect exactly upon that distinct and changing society. Urban development, increasing individualism, history, tradition and modernity are reoccurring themes.
Vietnam Now: Changing Society is curated together with Vera Poelmann Wolfs, who lives and works in Hanoi. The exhibition comprises of paintings, video, installations and photography that reflect upon contemporary culture in Vietnam. A selection of works is also presented at the KunstRAI, this year celebrating its 30th anniversary.