September 22 – November 20

An Era Of Half Humanity – Yiu Chi Leung –  Vin Gallery – HCMC

Haunted by shadows of a car accident from childhood, Yiu Chi Leung lives with the risk of danger and threats posed by the society. Having also witnessed the environmental damages caused by local industrialization, he re-examines the costs and benefits of scientific and technological advancement on civilization. Through ground research, he created this series ‘An Era of Half-Humanity’ which reflects his concerns on industrial globalization and his hope for the future of our society.

Vin Gallery – Contemporary Art Gallery – 6 Le Van Mien, Thao Dien, District 2, HCMC




4 November

Spirit of friendship: A talk Fest-  Factory Contemporary Art Center

Series of panel discussions about experimental contemporary art practice in Vietnam, since 1975. Artists, Art dealers, collectors and arts workers will share their experience to unpack further the ongoing dilemmas faced in Vietnam.


Vietnam in the late 1990s: Discovering new media, new bodies, new space – Trần Thị Huỳnh Nga, Ly Hoàng Ly, Richard Streitmatter-Trần (moderated by Bill Nguyen)
Time: 10-11.30am
I’m an artist and I curate – Trần Lương, Trương Quế Chi and Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng (moderated by Arlette Quỳnh-Anh Trần)
Time: 11.45am – 1.15pm
Can commercialism support experimentation? – Suzanne Lecht, Quỳnh Phạm and Tuấn Andrew Nguyễn (moderated by Zoe Butt
Time: 2.30 – 4pm
Does Vietnam care about audiences for art? – Trần Lương, Natasha Kraevskaia and Nguyễn Thế Thanh (moderated by Zoe Butt
Time: 4.15 – 5.30pm
Summary reflections of the day – Lee Weng-Choy
Time: 5.30 – 6.00pm

The Factory Contemporary Art Center – 15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien Ward, District 2




Until 26 November

Exhibition Paradise Lost By Hoang Thanh Vinh phong & « Spirit of Friendship’ group – Factory Contemporary Art Center HCMC

‘Paradise Lost,’ a solo exhibition by Hoàng Thanh Vĩnh Phong invites us into a world where the familiar is made strange, the mundane mythologized and the symbolic re-arranged. Through the shifting of shape and twisting of material, images and objects from every day are taken out of context, heightened with a sense of ambiguity, asking us to look beyond what our first glance has to offer. Here, the fictions become a critique of their lived environment, inviting us to examine the ways we see and understand our version of reality.


The Factory Contemporary Art Center – 15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien Ward, District 2



13 October – 05 January 2018

Bugs, birds..equations of the future – Lê Hiền Minh & Cam Xanh – Dia Project HCMC

What does L equal? L = life, L = love, L = liberty, laughter, loss, language, legacy… By leaving the end of the equation blank, the audience is asked to decide what L might mean to them. That L also equals L only emphasizes how there is not one correct answer—there is no hegemony in this world of the future. These ideas represent the two central themes of the duo exhibition between Cam Xanh and Lê Hiền Minh: freedom and femininity. Cam Xanh’s cocoon installation is the first in MoT+++’s experimental series. The installation is part of an innovative new project from the gallery that plans to foster more experimental works.

Dia Project – Saigon Domaine –  ground floor, 1057 Binh Quoi Street, Ward 28, Binh Thanh Dist. HCMC




September 29 – November 26

Instami – A visual experience – Factory Contemporary Art Center – HCMC

Instant noodle, since its invention after the Second World War in 1958 by Momofuku Ando, has ‘dominated’ the world with an average sale of around 96 billion packets each year. Going abreast with the ‘fast food’ culture of Europe and America, the term ‘instant noodle’ has ever since gone beyond the concept of the Asian diet. In the hustle and bustle of today’s lifestyle, will ‘instant noodle’ become a culture? And that culture, is it the definition for all the sloppy products, to satisfy the demand for the convenience of consumers? A meal, news, artwork or even a relationship, can everything be ‘packed’ like a bag of noodles, which takes just a few seconds to be passed around and a few more minutes to get ready to be consumed? Project ‘Instamì’ was developed based on these wonderings, showing the different perspectives of Quang Lâm, Phan Quang, Nguyễn Trúc, Hoàng Dương Cầm, Nguyễn Thủy Tiên and Ưu Đàm Trần Nguyễn responding to the definition of fast and slow, new and old, real and fake in today’s society. This is also the launching of XEM’s 8th photography-art book, a project of visual experiments.


The Factory Contemporary Art Center – 15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien Ward, District 2





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