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Monsters, Devils, Insects and Angels

The bowerbird art of Vu Dan Tan

Birgit Hussfeld

VU DAN TAN, A Suitcase, 1996, mixed media, 30 x 40 cm, courtesy Salon Natasha, Hanoi

In September 1996 Vu Dan Yan's work was, for the first time, included in a major international art event, the Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art held at the Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane. Without an academic background in the arts, Vu Dan Tan was a controversial choice as one of three representatives of contemporary Vietnamese art, and his presence at the triennial strengthenedā€¦

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