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Time: 5.30PM – 9PM


This panel discussion will open up conversation around the question of ego in contemporary art, seen from the different angles of artist Đỗ Hoàng Tường, filmmaker Trương Minh Quý and collector Dominic Scriven (representative for the Dogma collection and the Dogma Prize for self portraiture). Is self-expression just a massaging of the artist’s ego?

Artists have long integrated images of themselves in their art. Whether it be via painting, sculpture, drawing, photography or film, artists play with narrative between internal and external understandings of who they are in the world. This discussion aims to ask of what role artists have in society today and how can the genre of portraiture be expanded to include a broader understanding of the construction of an ‘ego’ (its social, cultural, economic, psychological make-up).

This panel discussion is organized in association with ‘I, Me, Mine’ exhibition.

Before the panel discussion, a special screening of Trương Minh Quýs self-portrait film trilogy will be screened at The Factory.

Program schedule:


5:30 – Someone is going to forest (2013) – 29 mins
6:00 – Mars in the well (2014) – 19 mins
6:20 – The man with the red nails (2016) – 29 mins


7:00 – Art discussion with Đỗ Hoàng Tường, Trương Minh Quý and Dominic Scriven
8:30 – FAQ.
9:00 – End.

This event will have English translation. Please be on time to ensure the best seats.
For more information, please contact: ha.phan@factoryartscentre.com | +84 (0)8 3744 2589

Photo credit: Still from Mars In The Well, directed by Truong Minh Quy and Freddy Nadolny Poustochkine.