Nha San Collective - Research: Vietnam 01 by Natsumi Araki
10 Sep 2016
Begun by artists Tuan Mami, Nguyen Phuong Lin and several other artists in 2013, Nha San Collective inherited the spirit of the Nha San Studio as an experimental space for avant-garde art. Their goals are to support young artists, expand the audience for the visual arts, facilitate cultural exchange at home and abroad, and promote creative activities in Vietnam through their exhibitions, public programs, and educational activities. Although they had been relocating, without a specific space of their own, they have moved into Hanoi’s new commercial building, Creative City since August 2015. As part of the building’s incentive to bring in cultural enterprises, their rent has also been waived. Run by volunteers, they gain their operational funds from donations, entrance fees, sales of artwork and related goods, and sponsorships of projects. The group emits a youthful energy focused around artists and has been attracting attention as a venue for generating new culture in Hanoi.