The selection of contemporary Vietnamese art on this catalogue has been driven by the will to show a true artistic world, originating in the country from which it develops, with artists that live and work in that country, that speak with a local collection that contains that same matrix, that finds its vital support from both its traditions and a contemplated opening to the experience of foreign cultures.
Even in Vietnam the encounter between two principal cultural blocks, western and oriental, originally established slowly through centuries of sporadic trade contacts, then developed into an accelerated and dramatic way during the colonial and post-colonial periods, today still alive in everyday customs, imposes both contamination and integration of diversity.Written in English and Italian.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 142 pages, colour & b&w illustrations throughout
- Publisher: Gangemi
- Publication Date: 15/06/2006
- Category: Oriental art
- ISBN: 9788849210156