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[TALK] Becoming Revolutionary: Artists in North Vietnam between Colonialism & Communism, 1945-1954

In the earliest period of the conflict in wartime Vietnam, the First Indochina War (1946-1954), many artists in North Vietnam were involved in supporting the communist-led Revolution against French colonial control.

However, the most senior of these artists had in fact trained in the colonial-period art school established by the French in Hanoi, from the 1920s-1940s. Dr Phoebe Scott, Curator at National Gallery Singapore, discusses these artists and their students approached their art, as well as art exhibitions and education, assessing their colonial past while they navigated a complex new socio-political terrain.

Image: Phan Ke An (Kich), The Soldiers of the Capital’s Division, 1950, Woodcut print on paper, 34 x 24.5cm. Collection of Ambassador Dato’ N. Parameswaran. Used by permission of Dato’ N. Parameswaran. All rights reserved.

Image: Phan Ke An (Kich), The Soldiers of the Capital’s Division, 1950, Woodcut print on paper, 34 x 24.5cm. Collection of Ambassador Dato’ N. Parameswaran. Used by permission of Dato’ N. Parameswaran. All rights reserved.

7pm, 14 July 2016, NUS Museum
Free admission with registration / becomingrevolutionary.peatix.com

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