Exhibition “Destination IV – Sprouting” by female artists from Vietnam and Malaysia

Exhibition “Destination IV – Sprouting” by female artists from Vietnam and Malaysia

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Artwork by Vu Bach Lien
Artwork by Vu Bach Lien

Opening: Wed 26 Aug 2015, 6 pm
Exhibition: 26 Aug – 03 Sep 2015
Hanoi Old Quarter cultural exchanges Centre
50 Dao Duy Tu, Hanoi

From the organizer:

The contemporary art exhibition “Destination IV – Sprouting”, includes more than 30 art pieces of 4 female artists of Malaysia and 5 Vietnamese ones. All of them have become remarkable artists in their countries, trying to make the new series for the first – ever female exhibition of Malaysia and Vietnam.

The Malaysian female artists focus on the topics which are seemingly outside individuals each but actually very intimate to everyone, to all the human beings: climate change, Mother Nature, feminism and the empowerment of women in a society in which many gender stereotypes exist. Thereby, they express their own feelings and living attitudes, though how strong they are but still remain in their minds and hearts the natural femininity, love of beauty and humanity. Viewers also have the opportunity to learn about diverse forms of Malaysian visual art through this exhibition: from graphics to painting, sculpture and installation art.

Artwork by Christine Das
Artwork by Christine Das

The Vietnamese female artists in this exhibition, incidentally, are all devoted to painting materials with Eastern traditions like silk (1 artist), lacquer (3 artists), graphics (1 artist). The art themes in their works have been inspired by their individual stories, inner feelings and hidden psychological issues but through which somewhat greater issues of the social life are reflected.

List of artists in “Destination IV – Sprouting”:
– Christine Das (painting)
– Kok Lee Fong (Jasmine) (sculpture, print-makings)
– Lisa Foo (installation)
– Yante Ismail (painting)
– Hiền Nguyễn (lacquer painting)
– Đoàn Thị Thu Hương (lacquer painting)
– Nguyễn Thu Hương (silk painting)
– Vũ Bạch Liên (print-makings)
– Ngô Hải Yến (lacquer painting)

Take a look at some of the artworks in “Destination I” and “Destination II”.


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