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about albb
open archive & reading room


Motoko Uda
Sue Hajdu
Galerie Quynh
Nguyen Nhu Huy
Himiko Saloon
Ryllega Gallery
Salon Natasha
Atelier Wonderful

Pasi Karjula
Marko Vuokola
Sten Are Sandbeck
Minna Heikinaho
Bank & Rau
Sendai ArtCity
trans urban
X-CHANGE culture-science
Asia Art Archive (AAA)
Arts Network Asia (ANA)
Art Autonomy Newtwork (AAN)
Cemeti Art House
the house of natural fiber
Juliana Yasin

a little blah blah (albb) is an artists' initiative that since 2005 has operated as a platform for contemporary art through a wide range of channels including projects, exhibitions & events, screenings, talks, a residency program, internships and an open-access archive of art books & catalogues. Our program has evolved in a pioneering spirit, in response to the gaps and needs of the Saigon art scene. Since 2008 we have re-focussed our program to presenting one major project each year, capacity building and the ongoing running of albb Reading Room.

albb 2005 ACTIVITIES

lounge Working with the Community: the arts and beyond
with Cuong Phu Le, Community Cultural Development Officer, Casula Powerhouse Arts Center, Sydney

11 Anyang Public Art Project
Anyang, Korea
research trip by Sue Hajdu

Guangzhou Triennale
Guangzhou, China
research trip by albb

present'n International Alternatives
@ Art Autonomy Network, Yokohama
a little blah blah presented on their role in the Vietnamese art scene on this round-table panel

09 RES ARTIS conference
Motoko Uda participated, representing albb

Yokohama Triennale 2005
Yokohama, Japan
Sue Hajdu worked as assistant to the curator, Yamano Shingo

talk Self and Other
by Phuong M. Do, visiting Fullbright scholar and photomedia artist

06 600 Images/60 Artists/6 Curators/6 Cities:

This exhibition took place concurrently in 6 cities around the world. Sue Hajdu was the Saigon-based curator.

talk What is Butoh?
by Ryuzo Fukuhara, Butoh dancer & albb artist-in-residence

w'shop What is Vietnamese about Vietnamese Art?
Vietnamese Art in the Age of Globalization

led by art historian, curator & Fulbright Fellow, Dr. Nora Taylor

Archiving the Contemporary
Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong
Sue Hajdu and Motoko Uda took part, representing albb

Asian Bridges
launch of albb’s ANA funded research project, with research trips to Hong Kong and Tokyo

03 albb residency
by Butoh dancer, Ryuzo Fukuhara

Ryuzo Fukuhara returned for a residency with us after his first visit in January 2005. Over the course of 4 months we co-organized Butoh workshops for children and adults; a series of intimate performances around Saigon; a talk and performance at RMIT International University, and a presentation, performance and workshops at VJCC. Fukuhara also took part in the exhibition, 600 Images.

talk Painting and Challenging
by Tran Trong Vu, Paris-based Vietnamese-born painter

present'n On the Contemporary Vietnamese Art Scene
@ VJCC, Saigon
by albb co-director, Motoko Uda

present'n Ho Chi Minh City: emerging scenes, emerging scenarios
@ Fly With Me to Another World Symposium,
organized by Navin Rawanchaikul,
Chiang Mai, Thailand
by albb co-director, Sue Hajdu

albb facilitated research tour by Hong-Kong-based arts writer, Jonathan Napack

01 Butoh performance
by Ryuzo Fukuhara
albb, Saigon

talk On Butoh
by Ryuzo Fukuhara, Butoh dancer

talk The Distance Between Objects
by Glen Clarke, visual artist

talk The Challenges of Post-colonial Contemporary Art Practices
by Dr. Olu Oguibe, artist, curator & cultural critic