San Art online fundraising auction

4–18 December 2014,

Trần Minh Đức, Normal Day, Vietnam: Pomacea Canaliculata, 2012. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and San Art Khvay Samnang, Human Nature No.18, 2010-2011. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and San Art The Propeller Group, Collision: Urban Sporty Mover, 2014. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and San Art Phunam, Pati-Nation No. 17 – Ba Son Shipyard. South Wall. Ho Chi Minh City, 2014. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and San Art Tiffany Chung, Urban Heroes in the Pond, 2008. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and San Art

San Art, an independent non-for-profit gallery space and reading room based in Ho Chi Minh City, are hosting an online fundraising auction through the online auction house Established in 2007 to make up for a lack of cultural resources and opportunities for contemporary artists in Vietnam, San Art is now in a ‘very fragile state’, its co-founder Dinh Q Le reveals, and is hoping to raise enough funds to maintain their activities, which throughout the years, have come to encompass the production of curated exhibitions, an artist-in-residency programme, guest lectures, artist talks and workshops.

Going live from 4–18 December, this ‘exhibition-as-online auction’ titled Thresholds of Motion will feature works donated by a cross-section of contemporary Vietnamese artists including Lena Bùi, Tiffany Chung and Phunam, as well as works by Cambodian artist Khvay Samnang, Kabul-based painter Khadim Ali, and American artist Tammy Nguyễn – all of whom have worked with the organisation over the years.

Auction estimates will range from $500 for a series of six C-print photographs by Vietnamese artist Trần Minh Đức, to $12,500 for Collision: Urban Sporty Mover, a new work by the Ho Chi Minh City and Los Angeles-based art collective The Propeller Group.

For a full list of works, see the online exhibition catalogue of 'Thresholds of Motion'.

To bid at the auction, sign up to

13 November 2014.