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Exhibition marks the grand opening of Sao La

A work from Nguyen Uyen Minh’s Sai Gon Stories, exhibited in the group exhibition Out Of Nowhere at Sao La from May 30 to July 27.

HCM CITY  — A group exhibition, Out Of Nowhere, which marks the grand opening of Sao La, a Galerie Quynh initiative, will feature works in a range of media from painting and photography to installation and video by 10 young artists based in HCM City.

Exhibition marks the grand opening of Sao La
Exhibition marks the grand opening of Sao La

They are Do Thanh Lang, Hoang Nam Viet, Le Nguyen Duy Phuong, Le Vu Anh Nhi, Ngo Dinh Bao Chau, Nguyen Duc Dat, Nguyen Uyen Minh, Nguyen Vuong Thao, Pham Vuong, and Tran Minh Duc.

“Revealing the dynamic and diverse creative voices in the community, the exhibition consciously brings together a group of artists with disparate ideas and practices,” a press release said. “Out Of Nowhere is the starting point where ideas can be exchanged and stories told.”

Sao La, which is the name of one of the world’s rarest mammals found only in the Annamite mountain range of Viet Nam and Laos, is a non-profit initiative of Galerie Quynh.

The gallery, located on the grounds of the HCM City Fine Art Museum, carries two main objectives – making contemporary art accessible to the general Vietnamese public through educational programmes, and nurturing Viet Nam’s growing creative community.

The opening reception of Out Of Nowhere will feature the five-member TOFU band, one of the most active bands in the music scene in HCM City. TOFU plays original music combining rock, electro and trip-hop.

There will be a number of limited edition works conceived by the artists for Sao La that are available for purchase. Sao La’s share of the proceeds will support future programming.

The exhibition will open at 5:30pm today at 1 Le Thi Hong Gam Street, District 1, and end on July 27.