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DEPARTURES: Intersecting Modern Vietnamese Art with R. Streitmatter-Tran

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Opening / Event Date:
26 May, 2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Closing / End Date:
8 July, 2017
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Opening: 26 May 2017 5pm-8pm

Media preview: 26 May, 4pm–5pm (The artist will be present)

de Sarthe Gallery and Art Agenda, S.E.A. are pleased to announce DEPARTURES: Intersecting  Modern Vietnamese 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 Richard 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 French mentors Victor Tardieu and Evariste Jonchère. 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.

Richard Streitmatter-Tran

Born in Bien Hoa, Vietnam, Streitmatter-Tran was raised in the United States from an early age. In 2003 he chose to return to Vietnam to begin his art practice. His recent solo and collaborative work has been exhibited internationally including Mekong – New Mythologies, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong (2017); Odyssey: Navigating Nameless Seas, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (2016); The 2nd Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale, Indonesia (2016); Secret Archipelago, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2015); Doubt and Believe: Exhibition of Nguyen Son and R. Streitmatter-Tran, Vietnamese Women’s Museum, Hanoi, Vietnam (2013); Panorama: Recent Art from Contemporary Asia, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (2012); Independent Art Project: Art Domain Migration, ASEAN and China, The Forth Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou, China (2011); Institution for the Future, Asia Triennial Manchester, United Kingdom (2011); FAX, Para Site Art Space, Hong Kong (2010); Transportasian: Photography from Southeast Asia, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (2009); Wonder, 2nd Singapore Biennale, Singapore (2008); Migration Addicts, 52nd Venice Biennale, Collateral Events, Venice, Italy (2007) and Thermocline of Art: New Asian Waves, ZKM: Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany (2007).


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