CUC Gallery at Art Stage Singapore 2018
Jan
26
to Jan 28

CUC Gallery at Art Stage Singapore 2018

ART STAGE is the flagship show of the Southeast Asian art world and the region’s key voice in representing the interests of Asian art in the global arena. Through its insights on the regional art landscape, the Fair acts as a catalyst for driving international interest in and understanding of Southeast Asian art and igniting heightened market activity. ART STAGE also plays a pivotal role in developing and bridging various segmented art markets in the region. At the crossroads of Southeast Asia and the world, ART STAGE creates a singular and unified Southeast Asian market, positioned to be more competitive with the more developed global art markets in the West and China. - artstage.com

CUC Gallery is pleased to participate Art Stage Singapore 2018 with  4 Vietnamese artists Ly Tran Quynh Giang, Tulip Duong, Nguyen Son and Do Hoang Tuong. The exhibition will be comprised of paintings and sculptures expressed in conceptually fresh abstract forms with a fine attunement to painterly details, constellated around various found surfaces and their treatment as compositional elements, surfaces and objects.

"Ly Tran Quynh Giang’s art invites one to look deep into identities that may be concealed in her portraits and figures, and yet they rush out to you in successive layers in so far as you are willing and able to read them." - Kwok Kian Chow, Essence artbook.

"The water puppet is a millennium-old tradition in Vietnam originally performed in wet rice fields, including folklores complete with music. The movements of the puppets are controlled by chains like those used in bicycles. Tulip Duong has rejuvenated “retired” water puppets to give them a new lease on life, in a commentary on tradition and the need for constant renewal." - Kwok Kian Chow, Essence artbook.

"The communist era common serving spoon is an icon he often utilizes to evoke personal memories, individual life within a deep sense of community. Food and the kitchen seem to represent collective destiny of individuals: within these motifs, the memorialization and temporalization of individual being are framed like movie clips." - about Nguyen Son - Kwok Kian Chow, Essence artbook.

"Read against the earlier quote by Tuong, it was as if the artist denied the painted person subjectivity or even being in a physical sense." - Kwok Kian Chow, Essence artbook.

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Artist Nguyen Van Phuc in "Korea Foundation: Salt of the Jungle", Korea
Aug
17
to Oct 18

Artist Nguyen Van Phuc in "Korea Foundation: Salt of the Jungle", Korea

CUC Gallery is proud that artist Nguyen Van Phuc is selected to be one of 6 Vietnamese artists (groups) in the exhibition 'Salt of the jungle', commemorating the 25th anniversary diplomatic relations, organized by Korea Foundation in Seoul, Korea. This exhitbition focuses on the perspectives of young artists, tracing the rapid changes that these two societies underwent in the past 30 years. The majority of Vietnamese artists here represent the "post-Doi Moi" generation who grew up after the 1986 economic reform. The Korean artists of a similar generation, who had experienced of witnessed the liberalization of overseas travel, the Asian and Olympic Games, and democratic movements, are also often regarded as a unique generation shaped by these new social developments.

The title, "Salt of the Jungle" is borrowed from the novel by the Vietnamese writer Nguyen Huy Thiep. It refers to a flower as white as salt, with blossoms in ther jungle only once in 30 years. It is said to bring peace and prosperity to those that encounter it. In ther novel, an elderly man who had been hunting a male monkeyis shocked to see a distressed female monkey chase after her injured mate. The man, naked as a beast in the humid jungle, curses as he finally gives up. It is in this very moment that he sees the flower. While it is not clear whether this symbolizes a painful revelation for humans - a halt in the course of ruthless destruction of nature and lives - or conversely, a recognition of the beastly human nature which continues to make mistake destruction for signs of prosperity, it is the story's ability to confront this ambivalence that won its acclaim as the most poignant metaphor of the post-Doi Moi reality in Vietnam.

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May
11
to Nov 25

Personal Structures - Vietnam in Venice, Palazzo Bembo

The Venice Biennale is where art and nations meet to shout out how they always need, but sometimes dislike, each other.  For the first exhibition of Vietnamese artists presented as a group, instead of the usual route of accessing Venice via a national pavilion, they appear to have found an excellent platform the name of which cannot be more fitting – Personal Structures.

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Solo Exhibition of Lai Dieu Ha: CONSERVATION OF VITALITY
Mar
12
to Apr 20

Solo Exhibition of Lai Dieu Ha: CONSERVATION OF VITALITY

For some time now Lai Dieu Ha has been a prominent name associated with performance art in Vietnam, in particular, with those performances that have received the most controversy in public opinion. Embedded in her often visceral acts are concerns with the threshold of pain, social constraints on the female body, and the possibilities of corporeal transformation. 

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CUC Gallery at START Art Fair 2015
Sep
10
to Sep 13

CUC Gallery at START Art Fair 2015

ABOUT THE FAIR
10-13 September 2015
START, presented by Prudential, is held at Saatchi Gallery between 10th and 13th September. Its aim is to shine a spotlight on emerging artists and new art scenes.
On the ground and first floor, 38 galleries from cities that range from Seoul to New York, Cape Town to Riga, showcase the best of their gallery rosters with an emphasis on artists who are new to London.

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Ly Tran Quynh Giang  "Where they turn to"
Dec
11
to Dec 31

Ly Tran Quynh Giang "Where they turn to"

CUC Gallery proudly presents the solo exhibition of artist Ly Tran Quynh Giang (b.1978) – Where they turn to. Giang is among very few of prominent female contemporary artists of Vietnam that has been diligently working over the years. An artist whose representations of human and animal figures exude a range of emotions and sensations: sadness, melancholy, ennui, uncertainty, intimacy, intensity and eroticism, Giang will present a collection of new oil on canvas works and for the first time, an intimate installation.

 

Where they turn to pushes zoomorphic transformation and symbolism further. At one point in the previous series, the owl was predominant because of the aura of its austerity and imminent threat. In this new series, the owl is less prominent and the rabbit plays a more significant key role. Giang notes that whereas earlier works contained more of herself, these paintings are less personal and more open to interpretation. Rabbits symbolize innocence, lack of protection, weakness, fragility, loneliness and helplessness, suggesting an invitation to interpretation on the part of the viewer. Perhaps, for Giang, animals provide a stronger, more open-ended means of understanding the human psyche. In her paintings, they are neither merely decorative nor symbolic. They would seem to provide a clearer window into altered states of emotions or allegories for human subjectivity.

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Art Basel Hong Kong May 15 - 18, 2014
May
15
to May 18

Art Basel Hong Kong May 15 - 18, 2014

SAVE THE DATE!!

CUC Gallery - Booth 1C35

"Art Basel stages the world's premier Modern and contemporary art shows, held annually in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong. Founded by gallerists in 1970, Art Basel has been a driving force in supporting the role that galleries play in the nurturing of artists, and the development and promotion of visual arts

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Art Stage Singapore 2014
Jan
15
to Jan 19

Art Stage Singapore 2014

CUC Gallery is pleased to announce its participation at Art Stage Singapore 2014 from January 15 to January 19 2014, presenting an exceptional selection of works by Nguyen Trung, Do Hoang Tuong, Nguyen Son, Ly Tran Quynh Giang and Duong Thuy Lieu.

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July 2013 | Duong Thuy Lieu "Window"
Jul
18
10:00 AM10:00

July 2013 | Duong Thuy Lieu "Window"

Duong Thuy Lieu, "Windows", solo exhibition, Hanoi, Vietnam, travel exhibition to MAM –Art Projects, collaborated with MAM-Art Projects and Vietnamese Women Museum 

 "Windows" and handles in Duong Thuy Lieu’s paintings not only show the inner feelings and surrounding world through her eyes but is also an evidence that arts have changed the life of each of us and how we have changed the arts.

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