Contemporary Art from Vietnam – Klostervilla Adelberg

Klostervilla Adelberg, Adelberg

Special exhibition of the Klostervilla Adelberg
6 October – 11 November 2018

A unique selection of artworks by Vietnamese artists is presented in the Klostervilla Adelberg. Since the exhibited pieces were chosen by the artists themselves for the presentation, the exhibition offers its visitors an outline of non-commercial, authentic contemporary art from Vietnam. Unique in Germany to date in this form.

Exhibition opening with guests from Vietnam

The artworks of 22 artists, professors and students of the Art Academy of Ho Chi Minh City and TDT University, founded in 1913, will be exhibited.


At the opening of the exhibition on October 5 at 7.30 pm the rector of the academy, Prof. Dr. Minh, the deputy director for international affairs Thanh Trang and the two lecturers Đài Trang and Thu Trang will be present.


Foto: Britta Ischka
© Foto: Britta Ischka

Journey of discovery in eventful Vietnam

The curator Britta Ischka and her husband Peter Ischka travelled from the Kultur & Kunstverein Adelberg e.V. to the economic metropolis Ho Chi Minh City for seven days. Located in the south of Vietnam, the city is colourful, loud and shimmering. In the largest city of the country they found an oversupply of impressions.


The contrasts they faced have their origin in the eventful and complex history of the country. Thus the city shows itself hip and poor at the same time. In the historically grown special culture of appropriation, borrowing and merging, local peculiarities have been preserved to this day. “Western learning, Asian soul” has been in Vietnam since the French colonial period in the early 20th century.


The artists deal with topics of daily life without being afraid of beauty and harmony. They take a look at history and allow themselves to be inspired by nature and landscape. What is depicted does not stand for itself, but always for something more comprehensive.

Interlude programme on Saturday, 27 October 2018 at 7 pm
Multivision: “Journey to an undiscovered country” by Petra and Gerhard Zwerger-Schoner
Admission: Donation

Finissage on Sunday, 11 November 2018 at 4 pm
Travelogue Saigon

Klostervilla Adelberg


The villa was built in 1844 in the former monastery area, which lies in the midst of an idyllic recreational area, and hosts contemporary art twice a year (March / April and October / November). Upstairs is a documentation of the monastic history, which is closely related to Friedrich Barbarossa and can also be visited during exhibition times.

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