Meet Over Lunch: Queer Forever! and the contemporary art scene in Vietnam

When 13 Jun 2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Where Residency Unlimited (RU)
360 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
United States

The Hanoi-based artist and curator Nguyễn Quốc Thành presents Queer Perspectives on the Contemporary Art Scene in Vietnam in conversation with Bartek Remisko, an independent cultural worker based in New York. Thành discusses how queer culture in Vietnam, a country where pervasive censorship prevails, has been increasingly benefitting from a surprising level of freedom of expression.  In recent years queer celebrities have become both cultural and national icons and events like Viet Pride have gained larger public recognition.  Yet, even with this recent surge of expressive freedom contemporary art still receives little support from the government and funding is increasingly provided by private and corporate entities. What do these shifts mean for the Nha San Collective (NSC), the longest-running, non-profit artists-run space for contemporary and experimental art in Vietnam that was established in 2013 and of which Quốc Thành is a founding member.

Free and open to the public.

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