open archive & reading room
Nguyen Nhu Huy
Sten Are Sandbeck
Bank & Rau
Asia Art Archive (AAA)
Arts Network Asia (ANA)
Art Autonomy Newtwork (AAN)
Cemeti Art House
the house of natural fiber
|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.
RESIDENCY PROGRAM - a history
a little blah blah has been a member of RESARTIS since 2005, but our residencies in 2005 and 2006 were conducted on a project basis.
In March 2007 we launched the first residency program in Ho Chi Minh City, offering overseas-based artists, curators, researchers and writers opportunities to explore this art scene and the intense dynamics of this city through residencies varying in length from a minimum of 2 weeks. The residency was orientated towards participants interested in working on self-generated art projects, research or who were making research trips for, or are participating in, albb projects.
With the restructuring of our overall program in 2008, the residency program unfortunately had to be suspended.
albb no longer runs a residency program.
||Maritta Nurmi (Hanoi), Roslisham Ismail (Kuala Lumpur), Markuz Wernli-Saito (San Francisco & Kyoto)
||Pasi Eerik Karjula of OLO (Helsinki)
||Katrin Paul (Tokyo & Frankfurt)
||Asialink curator in residence 2007
Thea Baumann (Brisbane)
||Bank & Rau (Copenhagen)
||Syliva Schwenk (Sydney)
||Varsha Nair (Bankgok)
visual artist, director of Womanifesto
||06-07 A + A Public Art Unit
Ayumi Matsuzaka (Berlin) & Alba Nava Salmeron (Madrid)
||Ryuzo Fukuhara (Czech Republic)