Phung-Tien Phan (*1983)   Banquet Group / Bankett Gruppe 2  2018

eight separate parts (="beings"): concrete, metals, lacquers 
fence: wood, polycarbonate, photo

overall: 1,405 x 870 x 57 cm

12 Nov 2018; the day after the rained out vernissage 

14 Nov 2018 with morning dew on the fence

more images further down on this page

Opening on 11 Nov 2018

Introduction by Dr Anna Fricke

click into a picture for a larger image; poster here.

photos by Erwin Wiemer (left), and Michael Geelink (right)  

left-hand picture: from right to left Peter Gorschlüter (director Museum Folkwang), Muchtar Al Ghusain (Deputy for Culture and Schools), Franz-Josef Britz (Mayor of the city of Essen), Dirk Heidenblut (MdB/MP), Phung-Tien Phan (artist), Anna Fricke (curator Museum Folkwang), Volker Wagenitz (KaM) 

Due to bad weather, the vernissage was - on very short notice - moved from the sculptures ensemble into the church of the Selbständige Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche SELK, which was kindly made available by Pastor Klaus Pahlen.

After being welcomed by KaM, the mayor of the city of Essen, Franz-Josef Britz, and the head of the culture and education department, Muchtar Al Ghusain, addressed the audience ... followed by Dr Anna Fricke, curator for contemporary art at the Museum Folkwang, who introduced the work.

Afterwards there was the opportunity to meet in the community hall, where posters for the vernissage and the artist's catalogues were on display.  

left-most photo by Erwin Wiemer

The project and the vernissage had been announced in the press: WAZ/NRZ articles on 26 Oct 2018 and 08 Nov 2018 (08 Nov print edition here); Südanzeiger / Lokalkompass on 01 Nov 2018 and 10 Nov 2018, as well as Allbau here and Lintorfer here

The press office of the city of Essen reports about the vernissage hereand Lokalanzeiger/ Südanzeiger on 01 Dec 2018 here  (print edition here) .

Artist´s Talk on 06 July 2019

At the sculpture festival 2019 of the association Kunst am Moltkeplatz KaM e.V., Phung-Tien Phan and the curator Dr. Anna Fricke had an artist talk, sharing thoughts and backgrounds about the temporary work "Banquet Group 2, 2018" - and other works by the artist - with the visitors of the event.


More about KaM´s sculpture festival / Skulpturenfest 2019 here.

Finissage on 17 November 2019 

at the parish hall of the SELK Church at the Moltkeplatz

The temporary work "Banquet Group / Bankett Gruppe 2" by Phung-Tien Phan had stood on the Moltkeplatz sculpture meadow for one year. Before it was to be dismantled at the end of November 2019, the association Kunst am Moltkeplatz KaM e.V. had invited everybody to bid farewell to it in the parish hall of the SELK church. 

Among others, the artist Phung-Tien Phan and the curator Dr. Anna Fricke were present. 

The finissage had been announced - among others - in Südanzeiger on 16 Nov 2019.

During the finissage on 17 Nov 2019, Phung-Tien Phan´s artist´s book "Bankett Gruppe / Banquet Group" was presented and signed by the artist. The book had been published shortly before.

Dr. Anna Fricke and Phung-Tien Phan at the presentation of the artist´s book "Bankett Gruppe / Banquet Group".

Selection of some pages of the artist´s book belowMore about the artist´s book  here.

Click into an image to enlarge it.

Selection of pages from the artist´s book "Bankett Gruppe / Banquet Group" by Phung-Tien Phan

More about the artist´s book  here.

The artist´s book can be read and downloaded in full here.

The artist´s book has been entered into the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek / German National Library, see here, and the NRW state Nordrhein-Westfälische Bibliographie der Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Düsseldorf library catalogue, see here.

It is available from the association Kunst am Moltkeplatz KaM e.V.; contacts here.

Dismantling and Removal on 04 December 2019

on 04 Dec 2019 the temporary work "Bankett Gruppe 2 / Banquet Group 2" by Phung-Tien Phan was dismantled and removed by the artist and her assistants.

Impression after dismantling of the fence.

junge Kunst am Moltkeplatz  /  young Art at the Moltkeplatz  November 2018 - November 2019


This project is sponsored and supported by Kunststiftung NRW, Allbau Stiftung and Sparkassenlotterie "PS-Sparen und Gewinnen"


on 23 Jan 2019

on 26 March 2019

on 14 April 2019

about  Phung-Tien Phan:

1983born in Essen/Germany; lives and works in Essen
2010-2014Folkwang Universität der Künste, Essen
2013 Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Prof. Keren Cytter
2015-2016 Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Prof. Christopher Williams

2013-2017launching New Bretagne (, running the off-space Belle Air, Essen; sponsored by Kulturamt of the city of Essen, Marianne-Ingenwerth Foundation, Kunststiftung NRW
scholarships, grants
residency at the 
Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris/France
2015Peter-Mertes-Grant of the Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn/Germany
2018 exhibition series Trust Camp, Essen; sponsored by Kunststiftung NRW

exhibitions 2018

Inauguration Show, Root Canal, Amsterdam/Netherlands
Trust Camp Normal, Essen/Germany
8. Salon, Hamburg/Germany
Trust Camp Normal, Essen/Germany
Glasgow Project Room, Glasgow/Scotland, UK
Safety First, AEdT, Düsseldorf/Germany