XEM Magazine is a platform to showcase photography-based work by the collective (consisting of Vietnamese contemporary artists/photographers Quang Lam, Hoang Duong Cam, Phan Quang, UuDam Tran Nguyen, and Nguyen Thanh Truc). Each issue also features work by one invited guest, who – for the magazine’s latest issue – will be emerging HCMC-based artist Quynh Lam.
I had an opportunity to visit Sinh village and interacted with local people there during my research trip. If Hanoi is famous for Hang Trong folk paintings and the northern delta has Dong Ho paintings, the central province of Thua Thien Hue boasts paintings of Sinh village - the place has been well-known for the traditional craft of folk woodblock painting.
My work will be showcased at Out Of Museum, an offhand and intimate events/exhibition to say goodbye with the space in which Sao La had the grand opening Out Of Nowhere. The space will be returned to the museum since March, 2016. Sao La is still active in the air and at the artist studio Nguyen Cong Tru.
My work was featured in 'Vietnam: New Winds' as a part of Imago Mundi project.
"Imago Mundi is the collection of works commissioned and collected by Luciano Benetton. The collection, under the auspices of the Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche
(established to support and raise awareness of the wealth of landscape, cultural and artistic heritage), has no commercial ambitions but aims to unite the diversities of our world in the name of common artistic experience. The goal is to catalogue works, inspirations and ideas, in order to pass down to future generations the widest possible mapping of the situation of human cultures at the start of the third millennium."
The ECO-art VN project, which is organized by the independent curator group ACCA and Muong Studio, aims to make a breakthrough in promoting the formation and the development of Vietnam ECO-art. The project’s working method aims to provide the platform for individuals or groups, who are in the Eco-art field, have good conditions for deep research while, also, it is a space for all to collaborate with each other. It would be the best way right now to find a solution for a balance of nature.
"Like a reunion, twenty-nine artists from different generations bring to March: Art Walk various kinds of artworks, from painting, photography, sculpture to installation, video, performance, experimental music and multimedia. Beside various presentations, the artworks also carry personal messages, subjective statements about various social issues, or strong yet interesting personalities of the artists. They, like beautiful colors of life, all harmonize with each other in embellishing a colorful painting of spring."
My work was displayed at The Observatory for the "Finissage" programme of the first part of the exhibition "Màu Đỏ / Red" in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (March, 2014) and in Bazaar Compatible Program – Shanghai, China (May, 2014), in Fujiyoshida – Yamanashi, Japan (May, 2015)
'Red' exhibition (Henry Codax, Vương Tử Lâm, Olivier Mosset) is an introduction to the most radical type of abstraction: the monochrome painting, an installation mixing video and sculptures supported by Sàn Art, curated by artist Frédéric Sanchez.