KVT – Small Works from the Sub Continent

Posted on Thursday 27 Dec - 2012

KVT-2012

KVT enjoys a taste of India in Hanoi

At fascinating Tadioto there’s a fascinating show by two Indians who are showing small works they produced while on a residency in Hanoi, and also works they brought with them…so they are small and light too.

The two visitors:

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Have called their show

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I guess REBIRTH because the pair have recycled found materials and breathed new life into them by shaping, perforating, tearing, stitching, burning, tearing, folding, rolling, fraying, assembling…until they are reborn quite exquisitely

The show is in two rooms and with my especial favorites, on first viewing, being the little threaded sculptures on the walls of the hall between the two

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until in the middle of a long sojourn with the works, almost changed my mind to these:

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but in the end had too many favorites to have to discern between and can only say that if you like the images that preceded and follow you’ll be bound to enjoy a meander through the actualities…. and you have until New Year’s Eve to do just that.

There’s an Indian-ness about some of the pieces which makes them really special (I felt a bit Rajasthani or Punjabi at times but that’s just me!) Unfortunately any info about the two artists was unavailable when I went along on the 26th but that didn’t stop my enjoyment or my speculations.

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Kiem Van Tim is a keen observer of life in general and the Hanoi cultural scene in particular and offers some of these observations to the Grapevine. KVT insists that these observations and opinion pieces are not critical reviews. Please see our Comment Guidelines / Moderation Policy and add your thoughts in the comment field below.

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