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Jua - Trò Chuyện Cùng Art Labor @ The Factory Contemporary Art Center

Join us to learn more about these intertwined histories and the prevalence of ‘green colonialism’ – an issue also of investigation in The Factory’s upcoming exhibition ‘Necessary Fictions’.

Artist collective, ‘Art Labor’, share their ‘JUA’ project – examining the occurrence of Robusta coffee in Vietnam, and rice production in French Camargue – fascinated with not only how these resources reflect colonial habits of pleasure and survival, but also the impact of foreign introduced plants to indigenous habitats and the current global farming exploitation. This is the third journey of Art Labor’s practices, and the second working in Vietnam’s Central Highlands – a region rich with coffee growers.

This history – which has seen Art Labor undertake research in France and Vietnam – came together as a 1-day ‘preliminary exhibition’ at Thảo Cầm Viên (Saigon Botanical Garden and Zoo) on the 28 July, showcasing painting, sculpture, video and interactive zones for community participation. This zoo, one of the oldest in the world, was also the greenhouse to cultivate seedlings for potential crops such as rubber, coffee, sugarcane and mango.

Adutl: 100,000VND (online); 130,000VND (at door)
Student (with appropriate ID): 40,000VND

 

Saturday, 17 August

4:00pm - 6:00pm

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

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