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Ke at Nhà Sàn Collective, Hanoi

  • Nhà Sàn Collective Space No. 1 Lương Yên, 15F, Hanoi Creative City, Hanoi Vietnam (map)

Curated by Nhung Walsh.

Ke is an exhibition of artists book and zine made by Vietnamese and international artists. The exhibition is inpired by "kệ." -- an attitude of ignoring and abandonment among youth in Vietnam toward what is called foundation and traditional. This attitude is often criticized as irresponsibility but at the same time it reflects a readiness of shift-making among young people in Vietnam. The ehibition features artworks in form of publication or book form. Although artists book has been a major pillar among movements of contemporary art, it is lesser known in Vietnam due to the lack of information on international art movements and the restriction of independent publishing in the country. This exhibition hopes to bring the work to Vietnamese audience to show them how artists - artwork - and audience can interact with one another in a non-traditional way, when the artwork could be in the hands of the audience and not in a traditional display method.

Artists Included:
Aiden Nguyễn | Ajar Press (Nhã Thuyên /Kaitlin Rees) | Kayla Anderson | Art Labor (Arlette Quỳnh-Anh Trần/ Thao Nguyen Phan/ Truong Cong Tung) | Bùi Việt Hưng | Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis | Ayesha Keshani (Arc Mobile Reading Room) | Half Letter Press/ Temporary Services ( Brett A. Bloom/ Marc Fischer) | Lại Thị Dieu Hà | Leah Mackin | Gabby Miller | Stevie Anntonym | Jamie Maxtone-Graham | Huong Ngo | Bill Nguyễn | Nguyễn Trần Nam | Nguyễn Hoàng Giang | Tammy Nguyen | Nguyễn Trinh Thi | Nguyễn Vũ Xuân Lan | Phạm Phú Thanh Hằng | Saigon Artbook | Grace Phuong Thao Tran | Trần Hoàng Dzũng | Trần Minh Duc | Richard Streitmatter-Tran | Vũ Dân Tân | Xem Vietnam (Hoàng Dương Cầm/Quang Lâm/Phan Quang/Nguyễn Trúc/Ưu Đàm Trần Nguyễn)

Collectives Included:
Ajar Press
Saigon Artbook
Arc mobile reading room
Artist's Book and Zine Workshop
Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection
Temporary Services/ Half Letter Press
Lesbian Lexicon
Xem Vietnam Magazine

Time and programs:
Opening at 6pm on Friday 13 November, 2015
Duration: from Nov 13-30, 2015
Hours: from Wed-Sun, from 10:00-12:00am & 14:00-18:00pm at Nhà Sàn Collective Space, No. 1 Lương Yên, 15F, Hanoi Creative City, Hà Nội.
Curatorial walk through (in English) at 1pm on Nov 14, 2015