Performance Art Workshops to be Held in Hanoi

Performance Art Workshops to be Held in Hanoi

Hanoi, The Gulf Observer: A series of performance art workshops are set to take place in Hanoi, aimed at delving into the essence of “performance art.” The workshops are part of a project initiated by Singaporean artist Jason Lim and Vietnamese artist Trần Lương, focusing on research into this versatile and open-ended genre.

Performance art is known for its multi-interface nature, fostering dialogue, negotiation, and broadening interactive spaces. It facilitates discovery, sharing, exchange, and mutual understanding among communities from diverse historical, cultural, and social backgrounds.

The project in Vietnam will run from July 3 to 15, featuring a series of workshops led by project members, in-depth discussions, field trips, and spontaneous interactions. The highlight will be the workshops conducted by Lim and Lương on July 7.

Jason Lim, a ceramist and performance artist, studied at Central Saint Martins in London and holds a Master of Fine Arts from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (LASALLE College of the Arts). He has performed in over 20 countries, including Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Poland, Singapore, Thailand, and Indonesia.

Trần Lương, an independent curator, visual artist, and a significant figure in contemporary Vietnamese art, formed the influential Gang of Five collective. He has played a pivotal role in the development of contemporary art in Vietnam and was awarded the Prince Claus Laureate in 2014 for his extraordinary commitment to art and culture. His works have been exhibited in Vietnam, Japan, Australia, the USA, Germany, and France.

The project is organized by the APD – Center for Art Patronage and Development, with main sponsorship from United Overseas Bank (Vietnam) and co-sponsorship by UpGen Vietnam and the Ascott Limited/CapitaLand Investment.