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) .

At the sculpture festival 2019 of the association Kunst am Moltkeplatz KaM e.V. on 06 July 2019, 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.


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