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Contemporary art on sale at affordable rates

Two visitors look at paintings at Art For You in Manzi Art Space in Ha Noi. — Photo courtesy of Manzi
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY A well-curated selection of artworks by Viet Nam’s most exciting talents will be available for sale at the Viet Nam’s only affordable art fair, Art For You.

Organised by Manzi Art Space and Work Room Four, the annual fair returns with the participation of more than 200 visual artists working and living in Viet Nam.

The fair, which will be in its 10th and 11th edition, will take place in HCM City from March 28 to April 1, and in Ha Noi from April 11 to 15.

A collection of more than 500 works including sketches, photographs, illustrations, paintings and sculptures will be on display.

A line-up of vibrant and talented contemporary practitioners in Viet Nam, including Nguyen The Son, Nguyen Minh Thanh, Le Cong Thanh, Truong Cong Tung, Tran Trong Vu, Le Quy Tong and many others, will take part.

According to Tram Vu, founder of Manzi Art Space and initiator of Art For You, the event is not only a place to discover something beautiful and engaging and give it a home, but also a way to support creative local artists.

“Over the last five years since its first edition, Art For You has grown into an anticipated art event trusted by artists and audiences alike,” she said. “Art For You has consistently strived to nurture and develop a network of more than 200 artists showcasing hundreds of artworks in each fair.”

“Our objective is always to exhibit, promote and sell high quality artwork made by artists living and working in Viet Nam to a diverse audience at an attractive price point in an environment that is refreshing, contemporary and welcoming,” she said.

For Camilla Bjelkas, a cultural officer of Swedish Embassy in Ha Noi, Art For You has been a door to the city’s contemporary art scene.

“The fair shows a broad variety of disciplines and artists, and so it is a great way to discover interesting artists to keep an eye on,” she said. “It is also very reasonably priced if you find anything you like.”

American curator Suzanne Lecht, who has been living in Ha Noi for more than 20 years, said the fair is a wonderful contribution to the arts community.

“By presenting a wide variety of artwork by many different artists, some well-known, some to be discovered, they appeal to a wide market of tastes," she said.

At the fair, artists can exhibit and sell their work and connect with audiences. Cisitors can enjoy a selection of artwork all in one place.

Art For You will take place in HCM City at 31 Pho Duc Chinh Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, and in Ha Noi at the Information & Exhibition Centre, 93 Dinh Tien Hoang Street. The art pieces range in price between US$25 and $900. — VNS

Art For You has worked to develop a network of more than 200 artists. — Photo courtesy of Manzi

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