Proust questionnaire with Curator and Writer, Zoe Butt, of Factory Contemporary Arts Centre

Art Republik asked the Artistic Director at The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre in Saigon 10 queries from the renowned Proust questionnaire

Apr 27, 2017 | By Art Republik
Zoe Butt. Photo Credit Diego Cortizas

Zoe Butt. Photo Credit Diego Cortizas

Off Tangent is a new series where ten questions from the famed Proust Questionnaire are put to individuals making waves in the regional art world to get to know them beyond their work.

See what Zoe is up to at the Factory Contemporary Arts Centre in the next issue of Art Republik magazine, themed “Connections”, where the magazine zooms in on relationships, alliances and collaborative efforts that connect people in the art world to generate bold ideas and chart new paths.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

No electronic device. The sea and a good glass of wine. Preferably the view being shared with someone I adore. All of this knowing my workload is giving me time to actually think.

What is your greatest extravagance?


What is your current state of mind?

Workaholic multitasker.

On what occasion do you lie?

I don’t like this question.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

“Xin loi” – which means “sorry” in Vietnamese.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

I think I am still yet to know what my greatest achievement is… but for now perhaps it would be looking back at my last seven years of working with San Art and seeing how many people are now a part of my ‘family’ as a result.

What is your most treasured possession?

Intimidating — lol — or so I am told.

Who are your heroes in real life?

My father.

What is your motto?

Live, Love and be present.

This article was originally published in Art Republik.

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