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Contemporary VN artist celebrated at awards ceremony

Update: December, 13/2014 - 10:32
HA NOI (VNS)  — Artist and curator Tran Luong was honoured at The Holland Prince Claus Awards ceremony on Wednesday for his innovative work.

Luong, 54, was one of the first local artists to experiment with performance and video art. He is also an independent curator and played a major role in shaping the Vietnamese contemporary art scene.

According to the jury, Luong received the award for creating moving works that criticise repression, emphasise human resilience and empower the individual through personal action and self-reflection.

On Thursday, Luong made a presentation about his contribution to arts development in Viet Nam.

The Principal Prince Claus Award this year was granted to Colombian artist Abel Rodriguez. The other award winners hail from India, Peru, Turkey, Guatemala, Chile, Brazil, the Philippines, Indonesia and Nigeria. — VNS


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