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Speaker: Lê Thiên Bảo
Date: 27 May 2018
Time: 4 – 6PM

Join curatorial assistant Lê Thiên Bảo for an art tour of ‘The Oration Of Ten Types Of Sentient Beings’ (on until 13 July), a solo exhibition artist Phạm Trần Việt Nam. Inspired by the literature of the great author Nguyễn Du (1766-1820), the title of the exhibition reflects Phạm Trần Việt Nam’s frustration with an unjust world where humans are trapped in the cycle of life and death. Denouncing academic standards and biological restraints, Viet Nam borrows the language of visual art as a medium to search for the dark patches of the internal world, to expose the conflict-laden process of psychological transformation and artistic thinking of Phạm Trần Việt Nam, from 2011 to 2017. He rubs the materials with his bare hands, and has unhesitatingly torn apart many of his large scale paintings, only to restructure the pieces to rebirth his works. How does his artistic practice challenges both common understanding, as well as traditional practices and conceptions of painting, from both East and West? What is the correlation between Nguyen Du’s ‘Oration Of Ten Types Of Sentient Beings’ written in the late eighteenth century and this contemporary body of work? These questions will be answered in the art tour, and moreover, encourage to open up a new approach of the audience to the work.

This tour is only available in Vietnamese.

To ensure the quality of your experience, this tour is registration only here, with limit of 30 people per tour.

In case you cannot make it, please inform us at least one day before the tour and please be on time!


*Please purchase entrance ticket (VND35,000) at the Arts Centre reception. This fee gives you access to our exhibitions, reading room and public programs. For further information, please click here.

**Participants of the event allow The Factory and co-organizer (if applicable) to use their images and statements as documentary for the program, for non-commercial purposes such as: archive, press, media, promotion on our website, Facebook etc