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Talk & Workshop With Saigon Artbook 7’s Artists – Day 1

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Speaker & Instructor: Trần Kim Hoa and Xuân Hạ
Date: 17 June 2017
Time: 10AM – 3.30PM

Self-portrait Workshop with Trần Kim Hoa
(10AM – 12PM)

Join our mirrored self-portrait drawing workshop led by artist Tran Kim Hoa, where traditional standards of female beauty will be questioned and challenged. For Kim Hoa, female beauty is shown through edgy shapes, high cheekbones, sharp faces, thick arms and small pinched breasts. In other words, it is the ‘distorted’ – accumulated by perhaps hardship, suffering and loneliness – that makes up our true identity.

Despite being trained in the art of lacquer painting,Tran Kim Hoa (b.1980 in Dong Thap) often works with oil on canvas, and charcoal, watercolor and pastel on paper, because of the freedom these media offer her.  

Workshop fee: 150,000VND/person (included all material fee)
Due to the seat limitation, please register here to secure your place

*Workshop participants do not have to buy entrance ticket @ The Factory 

Artist Talk with Xuân Hạ
(2PM – 3.30PM)

Xuan Ha’s (b.1993 in Da Nang, currently based in Saigon) work takes as its inspiration the multitude of qualities, realities, bodies and identities that simultaneously exist within and around herself, as they do with all the women in her life, from her family members to her friends. These multifaceted characteristics and foundations of the self are, for the artist, “fascinating and irresistible”.

In this talk, Xuan Ha will share more about her newest series of silk paintings, titled Vitural Realm; and the subjects of her work – the fictional constructs whose bodies are suave and feminine, their faces androgynous. They struggle through society, but their heads are shaved and their eyes are closed as if in peaceful meditation. In their way, they reveal their stories. And in ‘their’ stories, we recognize parts of ‘us’ too. 

There is no fee applied to join this talk. However, due to seat limitation, please be on time to secure your seat. 

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