Mar 19 2014

Galerie Quynh to launch Sao La, a non-profit initiative, on the grounds of the Ho Chi Minh City Fine Art Museum

The gallery is thrilled to announce the launch of Sao La, a non-profit initiative, on the grounds of the Ho Chi Minh City Fine Art Museum at 1 Le Thi Hong Gam Street on the 30 May 2014.  Sao La’s mission is two-fold: to make contemporary art accessible to the general Vietnamese public through educational programs and to nurture Vietnam’s growing arts community.  Sao La will serve not only as a platform for exhibitions, film and video screenings, workshops and lectures but also as an informal space for young Vietnamese artists to experiment, challenge and develop their creative practices.  Under the aegis of Galerie Quynh with programming initiated by two young dynamic Saigon-based artists, Tung Mai and Nguyen Kim To Lan, Sao La will evolve in response to the needs of the local community.

Found only in the Annamite mountain range of Vietnam and Laos, Sao La is the name of one of the world’s rarest mammals.  ‘Sao’ on its own can signify ‘star’ or pose the questions ‘how?’ ‘what?’ or ‘why’? ‘La’ suggests a shriek, call or shout.

Please check back in May for updates on programming.

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