Nha San Collective - Truong Que Chi, Nguyen Quoc Thanh participating in SEA Art Writing Workshop at ZeroStation
22 Apr 2017
The 10-day Artwriting Workshop features a series of seminars, practical sessions and tutorials, aimed at developing art writers from Vietnam. The programme will take place at Zero Station, no. 12, road 43, Lam Van Ben Binh Thuan ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City.
Participants of the workshop, selected through direct nominations from across the country, are young intellectuals who have been actively involved in the local art scene. They are curators, coordinators, writers, directors of art spaces… All of them are fluent in both speaking and writing in English.
The overarching theme of the Workshop is “Translation: Understanding Difference and Distance in Contemporary Art across Asia”. We are using the term “Translation” more as a metaphor than in reference to the practices of translating different languages into each other. We are interested in exploring how artistic practice itself is a form of translation: a means of connecting and trying to understand the many geographic and cultural differences and distances that we find in contemporary societies around the regions.