|Exhibition ’Gang of Five, Chancing Modern’ will display work by five artists, who hold an esteemed position in the history of fine art in Việt Nam’s post-đổi mới (renewal) period.|
HÀ NỘI — An art exhibition featuring artworks by the ‘Gang of Five’ – a group of five Vietnamese artists, will open to the public from Saturday at the Việt Nam Film Studio in Hà Nội.
Entitled Gang of Five, Chancing Modern, the exhibition will showcase work by Hồng Việt Dũng, Hà Trí Hiếu, Đặng Xuân Hòa, Trần Lương, and Phạm Quang Vinh, who hold an esteemed position in fine art in Việt Nam’s post-đổi mới (renewal) period.
They merged in the early 80’s, bound by friendship and a passion to express themselves without constraint. Known for creating bold, distinctive art that departed from the socialist realism of the previous generation of artists, they began to gain attention and started exhibiting abroad in the early 90’s. Their first exhibition as five young artists was in 1990 and they adopted the name ‘Gang of Five’ in a 1993 exhibition in the Việt Nam Fine Arts Association in Hà Nội.
The Gang of Five, Chancing Modern, organised by Art Vietnam Salon Gallery in conjunction with the Japan Foundation – Asia Centre, will open until November 19. The Việt Nam Film Studio is at 4 Thụy Khuê Street, Tây Hồ District. – VNS