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Asia Art Talk
Becoming Revolutionary: Artists in North Vietnam between Colonialism and Communism, 1945-1954
【Date】18 March 2017
Since 2010, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (FAAM) and National Gallery, Singapore (NGS) have been co-operating in various ways including loaning FAAM collections to Singapore. This time, Phoebe Scott (Curator, NGS), will visit Fukuoka for researching the FAAM's collection and archive of Vietnamese art. We'd like to take this opportunity to learn Vietnamese art through her lecture.

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Asia Art Talk
Becoming Revolutionary: Artists in North Vietnam between Colonialism and Communism, 1945-1954
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During the First Indochina War (1946-1954), many artists in North Vietnam were involved in supporting the communist-led Revolution against French colonial control. However, the most senior of these artists had in fact trained in the colonial-period art school established by the French in Hanoi, from the 1920s-1940s. How did they “become” revolutionary artists? This talk will look at the experiences of these artists and their students, working in the Viet Minh-controlled zones in the north of Vietnam. These artists made their work in a period of wartime scarcity and danger, as well as increasing ideological control. They had to re-evaluate their approach to their artwork, as well as to art exhibitions and education, assessing their colonial past while they navigated a complex new socio-political terrain.

Date: 18 March (sat) 15:00-16:30
Venue: Open Studio (8F)
Lecturer: Phoebe Scott (curator, National Gallery, Singapore)
*Admission Free *No reservation required *English-Japanese translation available
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