B OITRAN B E ATTI E – H U YNH : 1 9 5 7 – 2 0 1 2 – TAASA Review March 2012

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This article was originally found in the March 2012 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 21, Issue 1, Page 28).

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Ann Proctor A most active advocate for Vietnamese art, the art-historian and curator Boitran Beattie-Hyunh suddenly passed away in Singapore on 16 January 2012. Boitran will be remembered by some TAASA members for her presentation at the 2002 seminar Vietnamese Arts: Tradition and Modernity held at the Powerhouse Museum where she presented her research on the abstract artist Ta Ty.

At that time, she was also completing a PhD at Sydney College of the Arts, on the subject of Saigonese artists: artists whom the Vietnamese Government had excised from history.

Significantly, this research was carried out from an institution outside Vietnam...