HCM CITY (VNS)— Artwork by all four founders of the San Art Gallery in HCM City are showcased in an exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) until December 31.
Six Lines of Flight: Shifting Geographies in Contemporary Art, features the works of Dinh Q Le, The Propeller Group and Tiffany Chung.
The exhibition, curated by Apsara DiQuinzio, brings together nearly 20 artists and art collectives from six cities around the globe that have become burgeoning artistic centres – Beirut (Lebanon), Cali (Colombia), Cluj-Napoca (Romania), HCM City (Viet Nam), San Francisco (USA), and Tangier (Morocco.)
Six Lines of Flight convenes artists who have created and helped build diverse organisations on a grassroots level in the six cities, presenting works that index the distinctive histories and cultural character of each location," says DiQuinzio.
According to a SFMOMA press release, the art scene in Viet Nam used to be chiefly centred in Ha Noi, but in recent years it has become increasingly identified with HCM City, thanks largely to the formation of San Art.
"San Art has brought many international artists and curators to HCM City for the first time, helping to bridge local Vietnamese communities and the international contemporary art circuit, and regularly presents the work of local Vietnamese artists," it says.
A full colour catalog with text by writers from each city and their respective organisation has been published for this occasion. — VNS