A.Farm residency of research by Constance Meffre, May 2019 – Sàn Art, Ho Chi Minh – Vietnam
Realization of a first research residency with Constance Meffre about SOUTH project at A.Farm and a carte blanche in Le Point Contemporain review.
Development of an editorial project dedicated to contemporary art in Southeast Asia.
- Portraits and interviews of artists and art professionals
- Sound documentaries
- Paper edition
- Programmation of exhibitions & international residencies in Marseille and abroad
An interdisciplinary and intergenerational network of artists, curators and academics who study ‘Asia’, ‘art’ and ‘activism’ through research, dialogue, practice and collective work.
A. Farm is a collaborative residency project from the Nguyen Art Foundation, MoT+++, and Sàn Art. It opened in June 2018 with 6 large studios, a spacious exhibition room and a sunlit courtyard. A. Farm would like to encourage every artist of any age and any career stage to examine how this platform might benefit their artistic practices.
Sàn Art in Ho Chi Minh City
Sàn Art, founded in 2007 in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) as an artist-initiated, non-profit art platform, has since become a leading art organization dedicated to nurturing and challenging common modes of viewing and thinking about visual art through exhibition, critical discourse, educational initiatives and residency programs. Past projects include Sàn Art Laboratory (2012-2015), an art residency program, and Conscious Realities (2013-2016), a series of events and publications on the Global South. In 2018, Sàn Art developed Uncommon Pursuits—a seminar-workshop for emerging Southeast Asian curators and opened a new gallery in downtown HCMC with a focus on intergenerational dialogues between modern and contemporary art. In this new chapter in the organization’s history, Sàn Art aims to be a community-driven space where experimental practices and fresh perspectives are fostered and shared among interdisciplinary artists, curators, scholars, cultural workers and audiences in the region.
©Tuong Vi Nguyen Long