DEPARTURES: INTERSECTING VIETNAMESE MODERN ART WITH R. STREITMATTER-TRAN

26 May - 8 July 2017
De Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong


Art Agenda S.E.A. and de Sarthe Gallery are pleased to announce Departures: Intersecting Vietnamese Modern Art with R. Streitmatter-Tran, an exhibition of contemporary and modern Vietnamese art that tracks the flow of artists and ideas between Vietnam and the West over the last century.

In the show, major new work by the preeminent Ho Chi Minh City-based contemporary artist R. Streitmatter-Tran intersects with a collection of forty modern masterpieces by artists central to the story of modern Vietnamese Art from the pre and post-war era: Le Pho, Le Quang Tinh, Le Thi Luu, Luong Xuan Nhi, Mai Trung Thu, Nguyen Gia Tri, Nguyen Hong Linh, Nguyen Phan Chanh, Trinh Van, Vu Cao Dam, and their Western teachers Evariste Jonchère and Victor Tardieu. Opening May 26th, the exhibition runs until July 8th, 2017.

The exhibition marks the first time that a number of significant modern masterpieces from Vietnam will be showcased together in Hong Kong, as well as Streitmatter-Tran’s first major solo presentation in the city. Working across a range of mediums including watercolor on silk, unfired clay, sound, iron and cake, Streitmatter-Tran initiates dialogue that offers new perspectives on historically significant work from Vietnam’s first generation of modern artists.

Please click here to read Wang Zineng's article on Vietnamese art from AR14 on LUXUO / Art Republik

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