21 October 2017 9:00 am
Vietnam Film Studio
Anyone who knows something about contemporary Vietnamese art will know the Gang of Five. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, five young artists started producing bold, robust and distinctive work, depicting personal conceptions that marked a huge departure from the socialist realist imposition in Vietnamese art. It was controversial, edgy and caused both consternation and international acclaim.
Now a new exhibition, Chancing Modern, is presenting a window into the latest work of the Gang of Five — Hong Viet Dung, Ha Tri Hieu, Dang Xuan Hoa, Tran Luong and Pham Quang Vinh. Including photographs, sketches and video documentation that highlights a journey tracing their aesthetic development, the exhibition will showcase the unique separate-togetherness that sustained these five young artists throughout the heady days of Vietnam post-Doi Moi.