‘The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre’ (FCAC) is pleased to collaborate with Saigon Artbook (SGAB) in launching their 6th edition. Saigon Artbook is a book about a place, bringing together artists connected by their place of residence in order to promote contemporary art being made in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC / Saigon), Vietnam.
SGAB Edition 6 features five artists: Nguyễn Ngọc Vũ, Bảo Zoãn, Nguyễn Đức Diễm Quỳnh, Nathan Larson, and Kumkum Fernando; three Vietnamese, one Canadian, and one Sri Lankan, all living and working in Saigon. Curated by Shyevin S’ng of Vin Gallery, the exhibition features an eclectic range of installation, photography, origami, painting, and print works. Produced over the last year, their works are all, directly or indirectly, related to Saigon. Nathan’s prints draw directly from the infamous traffic, whilst Kumkum and Quỳnh both incorporate materials found around the city. Alternatively, Bảo and Vũ use their work as a lens, literally and metaphorically, to document societal and cultural histories relevant not only in Saigon, but throughout Vietnam.
SGAB is a non-profit organisation that employs contemporary art books as a platform to host a broad spectrum of events including exhibitions, workshops and art talks, with the wider goal of making contemporary art from Vietnam more accessible to the people living in this city. www.saigonartbook.org