Month of Art Practice (MAP) is an artistic project dedicated to the development of contemporary art.
Organised annually by Heritage Space, an independent art organisation based in Hanoi, Viet Nam, MAP takes place with the aim of creating a platform for artistic practice, intellectual exchanges, public programmes, and events.
Curators and artists from Europe and Asia, along with young emerging Vietnamese artists will join the workshop and programmes over a duration of 3 months and subsequently, present their works in two final exhibitions.
MAP connects artists to an international discourse and is an active node in the network of independent art centers in Southeast Asia.
Annually, MAP has a specific theme that addresses current aesthetic and philosophical issues, which will serve as the inspiration for artistic exploration and new artistic works for the participants. The theme for MAP 2023 is “The Alternative Mobility”.
The project is realised by art-practice based studies, multidisciplinary experiments and cross-cultural exchanges with the perceptions of mobility from physical transportations to social movements to sustainability.
This edition of MAP will see two groups of artists working simultaneously in Hanoi, Viet Nam and Bremen, Germany. The project also involves mentoring through lectures and exchanges with experts and guest curators from Switzerland and Korea.
Find out more about Heritage Space via their official website here.
Article cover image credit @Monthofartpractice on Facebook: On October 27th, the first Artists’ Talk of the MAP 2019 program, themed “Collapses of Imagination”, took place at AGOhub, with the participation of artists Le Dinh Chung, Till Ansgar Baumhauer, Hue Nguyen, Aya Momose and curator Pil Joo Jung as the moderator.
Authored by Lisa Nguyen (Vietnam editorial staff of Music Press Asia)