During this exceptional performance, the six best artists of the emerging street-art scene in Vietnam created live and in front of the audience, large format paintings. They were accompanied by two big names in street-art, guest artists SubyOne and Daos501.
As a reminder, the allocated themes were about the Sustainable Development Goals. A draw had designated the 8 items chosen among the 17 UN goals, then assigned to the artists.
After the hanging on the walls of the French Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City, the public was invited to decide between the candidates during nearly 3 weeks by voting on the IFV Facebook site. The public vote accounted for 60% and the organizers for 40%.
The selection criteria used took into account the compositions of the works, the colors, the respect of the theme, the formal quality, and ultimately the originality of the approach. To this were added the “likes” and the vote shares, according to a point system allocated to each of them.
Finally, the top two artists from Vietnam’s emerging street art scene will go on an all-expenses-paid artist residency in France, in the city of Lyon, for 15 days.
They will be hosted in the association Superposition which has been committed for several years to the valorization of urban art, from graffiti to street art.
The co-founder, Obriane Wolf, also co-organizer of the Saigon Jam, puts all her energy and enthusiasm to constantly organize exhibitions in Lyon and promote the work of artists. No doubt that our two Vietnamese winners will be very well received in this active residency.
In addition to this artistic trip, they will be entitled to a wall during the painting of the murals in November 2021.
The 3rd winner will also be entitled to a mural on one of the walls of Saigon.
Finally, all the artists will receive a bonus allocated by the three organizing institutions, the French Institute of Vietnam, the Goethe Institute and the Cultural Service of Switzerland.
After careful counting of the points and discussing with all the organizers, we are proud to announce here the winners:
1) DESA: Peace, Justice and Effective Institutions
2) CRESK: Sustainable Cities and Communities
3) KLEUR: Quality Education
4) VUIQA: Action on Climate Change
5) ZKHOA: Gender Equality
6) KINGI: Zero Hunger
A huge bravo to all the artists who committed themselves with will, ardor, smile and sympathy to make this jam a unique event. The latter was largely up to the ambitions of each.