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From the organizer: 

with Fernanda Eugénio & Gustavo Ciríaco (Brazil)
Where: San Art Laboratory, 40/18 Pham Viet Chanh, Binh Thanh, HCMc

This workshop is an introduction to site-specific artistic practices, which use the space, its location, characteristics and particularities (in terms of habits, architecture, circulation and cultural patterns) as the basis for the creation of performative work. The aim is to explore the downtown area of Ho Chi Minh City and study its social and cultural contexts. Together with the participants, we will do exercises, which involve walking, making pauses and inhabiting the space in order to propose performances according to the singularity of each location.

Fernanda Eugénio is a Brazilian Anthropologist and artist. She’s been working with ethnography in propositions related to wanderings, invisible and site-specific performances. She has a Post-Doctorate degree at Instituto de Ciências Socias/Universidade Livre de Lisboa and a Doctorate at Museu Nacional/Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. With João Fiadeiro, under the frame of AND_Lab, she has developed the Game AND, transversal tool for thinking a sustainable conviviality, in the relationship between ethics, aesthetics and politics. 

Gustavo Ciríaco (Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian performing and contextual artist. He started his career in Political Sciences and then drifted to dance-making and convivial works. Ciríaco has travelled and worked in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East on projects, artistic collaborations and workshops. He’s been acting in urban space and landscape projects, in conversational pieces, in performances and more recently in museum projects.

Where: STUDIO- San Art Laboratory, 48/7 Pham Viet Chanh, Binh Thanh, HCMc

San Art Laboratory – Session 6 is pleased to invite you to the first ‘Open Studio’ by three artists Orawan Arunrak (Bangkok), Tran Tuan (Hue), and Ta Minh Duc (Hanoi) in their six-month residency. An indispensable part of the program, the ‘Open Studio’ invites the public to peak inside a working artist’s studio, to learn more about the process of an artist’s research and get a glimpse of their inspiration.

Orawan Arunnak adventured to places where she thinks can belong to any person such as temples (of all religions), public parks and canal sidewalks. In parallel, she asked pedestrians rhetorical questions to find a place they wish to own then entwined it with the first realm. Through conversations, Orawan attempts to paint the landscape of transient changes within the people’s mind.

Ta Minh Duc used video to document his exploration of living spaces in comparison to the living of human in them. He followed the southward expansion by Viet people, looking into the relationship of two opposite acts: destruction and reconstruction. For him the answer to human’s survival might lie in this continuous and conflicting progress.

Tran Tuan experimented stop-motion technique using blueprint. He observed how printed colors earned their gradient: the more layered the prints the softer the color. Simple, but a just metaphor of how a number of societies forwarded in time, from historical losses to current indifferent consumption. Could a printing technique and colors tell that story best?

You are welcome to discover with the artists!


Saturday, 17 January


Sàn Art| 40/18 Phạm Viết Chánh, Bình Thạnh, Ho Chi Minh City