Established in 2003, Galerie Quynh has spent a decade promoting contemporary art practice in Vietnam. The gallery is recognized internationally for its consistently focused programming ranging from drawing and painting to video and installation. Working with a select group of emerging, mid-career and established Vietnamese artists, the gallery also exhibits the work of distinguished artists from around the world. In keeping with its mission to support education and develop an infrastructure for the arts in Vietnam the gallery collaborates with artists, curators, museums and art spaces locally and internationally to organize talks and lectures as well as to produce publications in English and Vietnamese. Targeted by international curators as the first choice for traveling exhibitions to Vietnam, Galerie Quynh also participates in symposiums on regional art hosted by institutions such as Osaka City University , Japan and TheatreWorks, Singapore.
The gallery’s main exhibition space occupies a 200 square-meter former factory near a street market in the bustling neighborhood in District 1. A second location in an historic French colonial building in downtown Ho Chi Minh City opened in April 2013.
Quyhn Pham, the gallery’s Principal and Director, was vorn in Danang, Vietnam and relocated to the USAQ as a refugee at the end of the Vietnam War. Raised in California, she studied Art History/Criticism at the University of California, San Diego. She has been involved in the arts for over 20 years with experience working in galleries and museums such as the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. In 1997, Quynh returned to Vietnam to research the country’s art scene and in 2000 established an online resource of Vietnamese art. With a desire to promote contemporary artists who constantly challenge their practice, she opened Galerie Quynh in December 2003.
65 De Tham Street District 1, HCMC, VN
84 (0)8 3836 8019
Level 2, 151/3 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, HCMC. VN
84 (0)8 3824 8284
YOU TUBE VIDEOS:
” CROIRE/DOUTER ” Truc-Anh at Galerie Quynh
Published on May 12, 2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBG1dJnoRaU 8:19 minutes
Truc-Anh Solo Show at Galerie Quynh
May 10th – June 9th 2012 www.truc-anh.com http://www.galeriequynh.com/
A Physical Obedience of a Certain Geometry – YouTube.flv
Uploaded on Dec 22, 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmv-x6dIIow 2:02 Minutes
Thierry Bernard-Gotteland solo exhibition 2011July @ Galerie Quynh Ho Chi MInh City, Vietnam
Filmed & Edited by Thibaud Taillant
Smiliing Vietnam on HTV Sandrine Llouquet part 2
Uploaded on Dec 10, 2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3Y5Xkr-MXM 5:44 Minutes
Visit of the exhibition “The Complex of the Glass Frog” by Sandrine Llouquet at Galerie Quynh, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam
Magma; We’re Not Counting Sheep
Uploaded on Oct 17, 2006 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MI1qs6h5BjM 2:36 Minutes
Opening of art installation in Saigon, April 2006 Galerie Quynh, Artist Sue Hajdu. First performative art installation in Vietnam lasting seven nights.
Fat Free Museum – Art Exhibition, Saigon
Uploaded on Oct 19, 2006 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1Ae5lQ3olc 2:08 Minutes
One of the first official digital photography exhibitions in Vietnam, Hoang Duong Cam exhibits at Galerie Quynh, Ho Chi Minh City. September 14, 2006. Cam plays with perspective and digital manipulation of his photographs
November 26, 2013
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – Galerie Quynh is pleased to present at its two locations new and recent work by Tiffany Chung, one of Vietnam’s most prominent contemporary artists. The much-anticipated shows are part of a larger, ongoing series of works entitled The Galápagos Project, which confronts the current wreckage of our world by examining the aftermath of colonization and modernization. Deriving from Chung’s studies on the decline and disappearance of towns and cities due to deindustrialization, demographic change, land development, environmental catastrophe and extreme climate impact, the work investigates the complexity of urban progress and transformation in developing and post-industrial countries.
Based on research in collaboration with Erik Harms, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Yale University, an archaeology project for future remembrance reflects on Thu Thiem, the 657-hectare master-planned new urban area in Ho Chi Minh City over the Saigon River, just a stone’s throw from the downtown gallery. Harms states, “Chung’s ‘archaeology of future remembrance’ sifts through the rubble of development to recapture voices and social spaces which have been rendered invisible by the transformation of a city. It is not a project of nostalgia but of remembrance, uncovering, like an archaeologist, traces and buried fragments of civilization.”
At the De Tham Gallery, Chung will present The Galápagos Project: on the brink of our master plans. Two new maps will be unveiled: one based on flood prediction of Ho Chi Minh City in 2050; the other on defunct coal mines in Yamaguchi. Also showing will be a two-channel video installation portraying an allegorical fantasy imagining the end of the human race. In addition, Chung will exhibit her widely acclaimed ‘floating town’ that premiered at the Singapore Biennale in 2011. This will be the first showing of the ambitious installation in Vietnam. Titled stored in a jar: monsoon, drowning fish, color of water, and the floating world, the work was created in response to the extreme flood prediction in 2050 of Ho Chi Minh City and the lower Mekong basin and the rising of sea levels due to global warming. Constructing an ‘alternative urbanism’ based on
existing vernacular architectural designs of floating villages such as Tonle Sap Lake (Cambodia), Halong Bay (Vietnam), Sanglaburi (Thailand), Srinagar (India), and traditional farmhouses in Gifu and Yamaguchi, Japan, Chung has modified the architectural styles to build a 1:50 scale model of a ‘floating town’.
Solar panels, rainwater harvesting system, vertical and rooftop gardens, and floating rice paddies appear to be inspired by arcology, an architectural design movement that seeks to combine architecture and ecology in responding to global environmental issues. However, moving beyond those basic principles, the work in fact examines failed utopias by questioning the self-sustainability and effectiveness of arcology. As a form of comparative global ethnography, the work attempts to reveal how vernacular architecture and arrangement of these communities could be a more fluid form of
urban planning; that arcological principles have already existed in their ways of life.
ABOUT TIFFANY CHUNG
Chung has participated in numerous museum exhibitions and biennials around the world, including: Sharjah Biennial (2013), UAE; California-Pacific Triennial, Orange County Museum of Art (2013), USA; Welcome to the Jungle, Museum of Contemporary Art Kumamoto, Japan (2013); Asia Pacific Triennial 7, Brisbane, Australia (2012); Six Lines of Flight, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA (2012); The Map as Art, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, USA (2012); PANORAMA, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (2012); Kuandu Biennale, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan (2012); Singapore Biennale, National Museum of Singapore (2011); Roving Eye, Sorlandets Kunstmuseum, Norway (2011); Atopia: Art and City in the 21st Century, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Spain (2010); The River Project, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Australia (2010); Incheon International Women Artists’ Biennale, Korea (2009); transPOP: Korea Vietnam Remix, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA (2008) and Arko Museum, Seoul, Korea (2007); and Fukuoka Triennale, Japan (2005). Chung’s recent solo exhibitions include TOMORROW ISN’T HERE, Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York (2012), and Fukagawa Shokudo, Fukagawa Tokyo Modan Kan, Tokyo (2011).
Her upcoming projects will be presented at Carré d’Art – Musée d’Art Contemporain, Nimes, France; Lieu-Commun Espace d’Art Contemporain, Toulouse, France; AD&A Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA; Chao Center for Asian Studies, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA; Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Texas, USA (2014). Tiffany Chung lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City.
ABOUT GALERIE QUYNH
Established in 2003, Galerie Quynh is the leading contemporary art gallery in Vietnam. Working with a select group of emerging, mid-career and established Vietnamese artists, the gallery also exhibits the work of distinguished artists from around the world allowing visitors access to a diverse range of contemporary art practice. In keeping with its mission to support education and develop an infrastructure for the arts in Vietnam, the gallery collaborates with artists, curators and art spaces locally and internationally to organize talks and lectures as well as to produce publications in English and Vietnamese.
Exhibition Dates: December 4, 2013 – January 10, 2014
Opening Reception: Wednesday, December 4, 2013: 5 to 9 PM at both galleries
Tiffany Chung will be present at the De Tham gallery from 5 to 7 PM
and at the Dong Khoi gallery from 7:15 to 9 PM.
Level 2, 151/3 Dong Khoi Street, District 1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
tel: +84 8 3824 8284
65 De Tham Street, District 1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
tel/fax: +84 8 3836 8019
GALERIE QUYNH CONTEMPORARY ART
Downtown Gallery: an archaeology project for future remembrance
Level 2, 151/3 Dong Khoi, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
10 AM to 7 PM, Tuesday to Sunday and by appointment
Main Gallery: The Galápagos Project: on the brink of our master plans
65 De Tham Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
10 AM to 6 PM, Tuesday to Saturday and by appointment
Contact: Ms. Celine Alexandre (English and French)
Mr. Tung Mai (Vietnamese)
Tel/Fax: +84 8 3836 8019