Art exhibition, Phan Ke An – Kho Tang An Giau is being held in Hanoi – Displaying unpublished art pieces

PUBLISHED Mar 18, 2022

Venue at the Phan Ke An – Kho Tang An Giau

The art exhibition, Phan Ke An – Kho Tang An Giau (It means Hidden Treasures in Vietnamese) that displays unpublished and unfinished art pieces created by Phan Ke An (passed away in 2018) is currently being held at L’Espace (24 Trang Tien, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi) in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.

Phan is a painter who represents Vietnamese modern art in the 20th century and studied the Indochina Art School, the predecessor of the Vietnam University of Fine Art. Phan succeeded not only as an urushi-e (Japanese art) and oil painter but was also known as an improvised performer and caricature. The exhibition displays three urushi-e, one oil painting, one silk painting, and several sketches that have been carefully preserved by Phan’s family after death.

Organizer, artist, and curator, Vu Do says “My goal is to share knowledge. I wanted to have a chance to publish these art pieces that have high artistic and historical value.”

Phan’s work was created from 1945 to 1960 immediately after training at an art school. Since art pieces have not been published, Vu says “What we display is hidden treasures that reveal his artistic life during that period.” Vu also adds “A glimpse of the creativity of veteran artists in the painting world and constant experimentation can be seen.”

Opening hour is from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The exhibition opens until April 16.

  • Displayed paintings = Phan Ke An – Kho Tang An Giau

  • Displayed paintings = Phan Ke An – Kho Tang An Giau