ENAMOURED BY LACQUER – A CONVERSATION WITH ARTIST OANH PHI PHI
The Factory is looking forward to hosting Oanh Phi Phi’s first solo show in Saigon next year, where we will see her artworks (sculptures, paintings and installation) in person, at this event however, we will hear how Oanh Phi Phi came upon the art of lacquer, why she became enamored by this medium, and to what extent the history of its use has influenced her artistic practice. This conversation will be in dialog with Zoe Butt, Artistic Director of The Factory.
Come and view the lacquer works by contemporary artists Lê Thừa Tiến, Nguyễn Trần Nam and Vũ Đức Trung in our Galleria! (on view from 29 August).
This event will occur in English, with Vietnamese translation.
The latest edition of my work Palimpsest will be part the exhibition “Trees of Life – Knowledge in Material” at the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore.
21 July 2018 — 30 September 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, 20 July 2018, 7.00–9.00pm
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore is embarking on an inquiry into natural materials, exploring the knowledge they embody as biological forms as well as within social, geopolitical, and historical contexts. Trees of Life – Knowledge in Material is part of the Centre’s long-term research cluster CLIMATES. HABITATS. ENVIRONMENTS.
This exhibition focuses on materials from four plants deeply rooted in Asia: indigo (Indigofera tinctoria), lacquer (Rhus succedanea and Melanorrhoea usitata), rattan (Calamoideae), and mulberry(Morus). The works trace the ongoing involvement with these plants in the artistic practices of Manish Nai (India) with indigo, Phi Phi Oanh (United States/Vietnam) with lacquer, Sopheap Pich(Cambodia) with rattan, and Liang Shaoji (China) and Vivian Xu (China) with mulberry silk.
Thank you for for the mention in SC magazine, Singapore, Spring/Summer 2018 issue!
Featured in Transit Magazine, Japan. Published 18 December 2017.
A small series of my work, A Day in the Life, will be featured in the Vietnam Platform of the art fair. This platform is organized by Vin Gallery, HCMC and curated by Richard Streitmatter-Tran.
ART KAOHSIUNG This year’s edition, Vietnam and China are the theme countries within which a dialogue between the cultures and art forms will be held. To deepen the link between the theme countries and the academic, Art Kaohsiung Forum will cooperate with significant academic units, art media, prominent curators and galleries of the theme countries.
【 2017 ART KAOHSIUNG 藝 術 怎 麼 談 — 藝術產學論壇】
中國講座將由資深策展人 胡永芬主持，聚焦於中國藝術家之生產地－湖北，並由中國美術史家暨武漢合美術館館長－魯虹 與湖北美術學院－袁曉舫教授 領銜主講，帶領大家細究湖北當代藝術之發展脈絡。
越南講座亦將邀請胡志明市重要畫廊Vin Gallery負責人 －Shyevin s'ng 及 獨立策展人Richard Streimatter-Tran，討論越南當代藝術中，物質相互依存之關聯性。另外更特別邀請諸位越南學界重要代表，探討當地之現當代藝術發展。
My work, Sudarium (image below), will be part of the group exhibition Rekindling Lacquer: Vietnamese Modern Painting in Shanghai Collections at China Art Museum, Shanghai.
This exhibition runs from December 1, 2017- March 31, 2018.
Vietnamese Lacquer Painting, traditions and transformation
Lecture Programme Details
15 Jul 2017
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Supreme Court Wing, Level 5, Glass Room
This talk is planned in conjunction with the exhibition Radiant Material: A Dialogue in Vietnamese Lacquer Painting. For more information on the National Gallery page please click.
I will also be doing an artist walk-through of the Make Shift exhibition at Fost Gallery on Sunday 16 July 2017, 3-4 pm.
Make Shift solo exhibition runs from 24 June - 27 August 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, 24 June 2017, 3 – 6 pm
Artist’s Walk-Through: Sunday, 16 July 2017, 3 – 4 pm
For more information please click http://www.fostgallery.com/make-shift/
Photo courtesy of Fost Gallery
06 Jun – 06 Aug 2017
Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA)
Level B1 – R3 Royal City, 72 Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan, Ha Noi
From the organizer:
VCCA’s inaugural event is contemporary art exhibition “Tỏa / The Foliage” taking place from 06 June to 06 August. The exhibition is the merging point of East and West, introducing more than 50 artworks by 19 renowned contemporary artists from Viet Nam and overseas:
Đặng Xuân Hòa
Đinh Thị Thắm Poong
Hà Mạnh Thắng
Hà Trí Hiếu
Lê Hoàng Bích Phượng
Lê Thừa Tiến
Bùi Hải Sơn
Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng
Nguyễn Quang Huy
Trọng Gia Nguyễn
Phi Phi Oanh
Phạm Đình Tiến
Trần Văn Thành
Võ Trân Châu
Curator: Quynh Pham – Director of Galerie Quynh and founder of non-profit art initiative Sao La in HCMC.
• Exhibition: 04 – 31 Mar 2017.
• At Korean Cultural Center in Vietnam: featuring works of Bui Cong Khanh, Heaven Beak, Phi Phi Oanh, Seulki Ki.
• At Heritage Space: featuring works of Hyejin Jo, Lai Dieu Ha, UuDam Tran Nguyen, Woosung Lee.
The Korean Cultural Center in Vietnam (Director Lee Dae Joong) and Heritage Space is honored to organize the exhibition ‘Ranh gioi vo dinh | Undefined boundaries’ to introduce the Vietnamese and Korean contemporary art to celebrate 25 years of foreign relation between two countries. The exhibition will take place from 3 to 31 March, 2017 at the Korean Cultural Center in Vietnam and Heritage Space. This project is part of the NEXT Expert Training series by Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS), co-organized by the Korean Cultural Center in Vietnam and the Korea Arts Management Service.
The project will bring to the audience a diverse body of artworks by 8 artists, from 30-40 years old, who are currently very active in the domestic and international art scenes – Ki Seulki, Heaven Beak, Lee Woosung, Jo Hyejin, UuDam Tran Nguyen, Phi Phi Oanh, Bui Cong Khanh, Lai Dieu Ha. This exhibition, organized by Korea Arts Management Service, in partnering with Heritage Space, a Hanoi-based art space focusing on contemporary arts, will be showcasing artwork from various practices, such as painting, photography, installation, images with a ‘Boundary’ theme, which represent diverse perspectives of artists from both countries. Each piece contains thoughts of artists coming from the same era about boundaries between traditional and modern, ideal and reality, individual and society, and at the same time conveys stories about changes and phenomena happening in Vietnam and South Korea. This exhibition is an opportunity for exploring and expressing the opinions from different perspectives of Vietnamese and South Korean artists.
I will be participating in this public art exhibition Lock Route.
Opening: Fri 16 Dec 2016, 6.30 pm
Exhibition: 16 Dec 2016 – 16 Jan 2017
Artist talk: Sat 17 Dec 2016, 3 pm
Manzi Art Space
I will be participating in this group exhibition curated by Khairuddin Hori, and organized by the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore and the Palais de Tokyo. The exhibition runs from 11 December 2015 through 3 February 2016.
Palimpsest was shown at the Southeast Asia Platforms, a curated show by Khim Ong at Singapore's Premier artfair Artstage 2015, from 22-25 January 2015.