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Art Scene Viet Nam

Nguyen Minh Phuoc: Red Etude, 2009, Video, 5 min; © Nguyen Minh Phuoc
Nguyen Minh Phuoc: Red Etude, 2009, Video, 5 min
© Nguyen Minh Phuoc
Hoang Duong Cam
Nguyen Thu Ha
Tran Luong
Nguyen Kim Hoang
Ly Hoang Ly
Nguyen Manh Hung
Nguyen Minh Phuoc
Nguyen Quang Huy
Truong Tan
Dinh Q. Le
Ha Manh Thang

The exhibition series "connect" at the ifa galleries in Stuttgart and Berlin presents national, regional or local art scenes which are currently outside the focus of the international attention but where nonetheless exciting developments are taking place.

Ha Manh Thang: No Memory, 2009, Painting, 100 x 210 cm (Detail); © Ha Manh Thang
Ha Manh Thang: No Memory, 2009, Painting, 100 x 210 cm (Detail)
© Ha Manh Thang

The first exhibition in the series "connect" presents eleven positions by Vietnamese artists who deal with social phenomena in their works and who have made a major contribution to the emergence of a contemporary and relevant art scene in Vietnam. The selection focuses on the cities Hanoi in the north and Ho Chi Minh City in the south of Vietnam.


Until the early 1990s, artistic education focused exclusively on teaching traditional techniques and avoided the encounter with international, Western art. When the country opened up due to the economic boom, increasingly more information as well as lecturers entered the country, so that art forms common in the international contemporary art scene but until then unfamiliar in Vietnam, could develop.

Exhibition catalogue

Kunstszene Vietnam – Berlin: KERBER ART, 2009. – 152 pp. – (connect)

Kunstszene Vietnam

Berlin: KERBER ART, 2009. – 152 pp. – (connect)
It can be ordered at Kerber Verlag

ifa Gallery Berlin

Ev Fischer
Phone +49.30.284491.40
fischer(at)ifa.de

18.12.2009 – 05.04.2010

ifa Gallery Stuttgart

Stefanie Alber
Phone +49.711.2225.161
alber(at)ifa.de

24.09.2010 – 31.10.2010

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