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Salon Natasha Archive

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Established in 1990 by Natasha (Natalia) Kraevskaia, originally from Russia, and her husband, the artist Vu Dan Tan and located in their home, Salon Natasha served as Vu Dan Tan's studio, a meeting place for artists and intellectuals, and a venue for young, experimental, and non-commercial art. In the early 1990s Salon Natasha was the only exhibiting space free from government supervision and open to the new spirit of artistic freedom and innovation. The many exhibitions and art projects curated and supported by Salon played a significant role in the popularisation of the new Vietnamese art in Vietnam and abroad. For the full collection description, please click here.


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Façade of Salon Natasha, Mid-1990s.

: Façade of Salon Natasha
: Facade of Salon Natasha
: A view of Salon Natasha from Hang Bong Street.

The interior of Salon Natasha had been constantly transformed by Vu Dan Tan. To give the Salon a varying ambience, the artist would change the position of the furniture, the display of art objects, and create site-specific installations. Vu Dan Tan attempted to make the Salon a space more than a gallery; he emphasised its unique and natural combination of a home, an artist’s studio, a venue for friends and art lovers to get together, and an exhibition space.
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