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Vietnamese Lacquer Painting’s Experimental History @ The Factory Contemporary Art Center

Phi Phi Oanh’s work is characterised by an experimental and conceptual approach to Vietnamese lacquer, especially through her radical re-imagining of the material possibilities of the vóc (the wooden substrate traditionally used for lacquer painting). But how does her work relate to the history of modern Vietnamese lacquer painting?

Phoebe Scott proposes that Vietnamese lacquer painting was a modern invention which was itself highly experimental, and part of a process of open dialogue with sources from within Vietnam and abroad. The development of lacquer painting was influenced by new ideas within Vietnamese modernity, as well as by an interest in the unusual material qualities inherent to the lacquer medium. By looking at the conceptual shifts surrounding lacquer painting in the 1930s, Phoebe Scott will share how Phi Phi Oanh’s work can be understood in light of this longer history.

Ticket: 100,000VND/adult; 40,000VND/student (with valid ID) and free for children from 12 y.o

 

Saturday, 13 July

4:00pm - 6:00pm

The Factory Contemporary Art Centre | 15 Nguyen Uu Di, Thao Dien, D2, Ho Chi Minh City

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