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AIA Vietnam Eye: Vietnamese contemporary artists in focus
22/12/2016 by Art Radar

Parallel Contemporary Art and the Saatchi Gallery team up with AIA Vietnam Life Insurance to present major exhibition and book on contemporary Vietnamese art.

Running at Casa Italia in Hanoi until 13 January 2017, “AIA Vietnam Eye” brings into focus the work of 19 Vietnamese artists among the 56 featured in the publication.Launched on 14 November 2016, “AIA Vietnam Eye” is a celebration of Vietnam’s vibrant contemporary art scene and is the eighth project in the Global Eye Programme, established in 2009 by David and Serenella Ciclitira in collaboration with the Saatchi Gallery in order to nurture artistic talent across Asia’s emerging art scenes.

The Vietnam exhibition is organised by Parallel Contemporary Art in collaboration with AIA (AIA Vietnam Life Insurance Co Ltd) and the Saatchi Gallery, who have also worked on the accompanying, comprehensive book published by SKIRA, entitled Vietnam Eye: Contemporary Vietnamese Art. The publication features 56 Vietnamese contemporary artists, out of which 19 take part in the exhibition at Casa Italia in Hanoi. The initiative is sponsored by AIA and supported by the Government of Vietnam, as well as the Italian and the British Ambassadors to Vietnam.

The exhibition and book offer an overview of one of the newest and most exciting art scenes to emerge in the global art world. The exhibition is curated by Serenella Ciclitira (Founder of Parallel Contemporary Art), Nigel Hurst (CEO of Saatchi Gallery), Niru Ratnam (Director of START) and Hanoi-based artist and curator Tran Luong. Among the artists on show are Ha Manh Thang, Lai Thi Dieu Ha, Le Quy Tong, Nguyen Manh Hung, Trong Gia Nguyen and UuDam Tran Nguyen.