The non-selling exhibition is set to take place from August 14 to 17 at the Park Hyatt Saigon Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. It will feature over 50 pieces by renowned artists such as Victor Tardieu, Jean-Louis Paguenaud, and André Maire, with the theme “Mộng Viễn Đông” (The Faraway East: of Dreams and Pursuits).
Ace Le, the country head of Vietnam for Sotheby’s, emphasizes the significance of recognizing and celebrating the contributions of the French artists who established not only an art academy but an entire art movement in Vietnam. With the upcoming exhibition, Sotheby’s aims to highlight the artistic journeys of these artists and their impact on the Vietnamese art discourse, along with the reciprocal influence of Vietnamese culture on their work.
Building on the success of Sotheby’s debut non-selling exhibition in Vietnam last year, which attracted visitors from around the world, the upcoming exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City will further explore the narratives of French artists who traveled to or lived in French Indochina. The artworks on display, brought by the French teachers of École des Beaux-Arts de l’Indochine, offer unique perspectives on the landscapes, families, rituals, and culture of Vietnam.
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