Unlearning is a curated exhibition by David Willis, with works by 7 Vietnamese artists Bao Vuong (b.1978), Cam Xanh (b.1977), Cao Hoang Long (b.1990), Le Hoang, Bich Phuong (b.1984), Nghia Dang (b.1994), Quynh Lam (b.1988) & Tuyen Nguyen (b.1990).
Featuring 7 different artists currently or previously based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, this exhibition aims to refute the all-too-common misconception that Vietnamese art consists solely of paintings depicting hackneyed cultural tropes. On the contrary, Vietnam has grown increasingly cosmopolitan in recent years, with contemporary aesthetics evolving in tandem. Thus, not only are Vietnamese artists themselves engaged in a process of self-education and unlearning, but so must international observers unlearn preconceived notions about the art being made in Vietnam today.
Venue: Richard Koh Fine Art, Blk 47 Malan Road, #01-26 Gillman Barracks, Singapore 109444
When: 2 - 24 Oct 2020,