The works Note 3, Note 5 and Note 8 form part of a series called The Shows that looks at the history of Nha San through the visual means of painting. The name Nha San refers to a group of artists who originated from and have forged close connections with Nha San Studio and Nha San Collective. As one of Vietnam’s longest-standing spaces and collectives, Nha San was initiated by artists in 1998 and continues to run today despite its many closures and re-openings. Nha San supports art practices that foster freedom of artistic expression and examines issues of contemporary life with criticality and care. By depicting singular moments taken from significant exhibitions and events that took place at Nha San over the last two decades, Lang’s series of “visual notes” render our collective memories into tangible forms that captures the passing of time in (art) history.
In 1998, Nguyen Manh Duc and artist–curator Tran Luong co-founded Nha San as an art space for contemporary art, presenting new and experimental media such as performance, installation and video.
Initial exhibition by Tran Luong
With a performance by Truong Tan
Nha San Studio, 2000
(Edited from text excerpts provided by the artist and Galerie Quynh)