Art space 72-13 looks set to be the roaming place of video heads, electronic music freaks and performance art enthusiasts come Apr 5-7. Not surprising, considering the eye-opening activities lined up for the show A Wonderful Weekend. Curated by artists Bertrand Peret and Sandrine Llouquet, the show will comprise installations, live music, videos, talks and more, involving everyone from architects to filmmakers, visual artists to DJs.
Why the jumble of art forms and creatives? “We believe that there are a lot of people who don’t care about contemporary art only because they have never seen a piece of contemporary art. By mixing exhibitions, concerts and theatre in the event, we want to mix audiences and make the public discover something they were not interested in before,” Llouquet quips. “And I think the borders between art forms are getting less clear. Contemporary creation mixes competences. Visual artists are making music and musicians are working with architects.”
Llouquet’s own works for A Wonderful Weekend include an installation that plays with the space and the architecture of 72-13. Other artists who are involved include Stephane Cochard, Madame Patate, Toma, Vu Nhat Tan, Jean Phan, Robert Cianchi, Rich Streitmatter-Tran, Pilooski, Tam Vo Phi, Quynh Pham, Pleix and Leila Albayati, most of who are either Vietnamese artists or French artists based in Belgium and Vietnam.
Whatever you’re interested in, count on A Wonderful Weekend to deliver something that’ll capture your attention. If you’re intrigued already, hop over to see what’s in store. It’s a fun way to spend your Easter weekend too, if you ask us.