Make Shift

Make Shift

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Opening: Thu 17 Dec, 6 – 7 pm
Exhibition: 18 – 25 Dec
The Japan Foundation

The Japan Foundation cordially invites you to Phi Phi Oanh’s latest exhibition, entitled ‘Make Shift’. Using Vietnamese natural lacquer (son ta) as the basic raw materials, Phi Phi Oanh constructs large painting installations and spaces that reference eastern and western art history and its metaphysical intersections. ‘Make Shift’ is the result of her experiments using Vietnamese son ta baked on iron and recycled metal, an old industrial Japanese technique, making the work both innovative and environmentally friendly.

These techniques were used in the creation of Phi Phi Oanh’s recent major work Specula which closes 31 Dec 2009 (details here. And you can read KVT’s comments on Phi Phi Oanh’s Specula here.)

Before the opening there will be a talk on lacquer painting practice by Phi Phi Oanh and Japanese artist Ando Saeko from 4.30 – 5.30 pm at the Japan Foundation.

Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam
27 Quang Trung
Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội
Tel: 3944 7419


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