Opening: Fri 14 Dec, 6.30 pm
Exhibition: 15 Dec 2012 – 07 Jan 2013, 9 am – 7 pm
From Goethe Institut:
There have been walls either demolished or still existing in this world. All of them were and have been built on blood and sorrow of mankind. But not only walls made of steel and concrete, also virtual boundaries, such as prejudice, discrimination and ignorance of human feeling exist in the minds of society.
Also the life of the artist Le Huy Hoang was inspired by the Cambodian genocide during the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia by a border and engages this theme in his art. For the first time the Goethe-Insitute shows his installation art project The Wall. As shown in its name, this art installation is a high wall made out of bones pointing out the human’s cruelty and the meaninglessness of war.
Biography Le Huy Hoang (PDF, 144 KB)
Installation art project – “The Wall” by Le Huy Hoang
As a Cambodian- Vietnamese artist, this artwork of mine was originally inspired by the Cambodian genocide during the Pol Pot regime. From the beginning, this was just a story of an individual feeling and a story of my coutries Cambodia and Vietnam in this tragic time.
However, the further I researched, the more I realised that the world has had the same sorrow.
There have been walls either demolished or still existing, either physical or virtual, in this world. They are the Berlin wall, the border between North and South Korea, the Gaza strip, the Ben Hai river which separated the North and South of Vietnam before 1975- all of them were and have been built on blood and sorrow of mankind.
Also, for me and for many people, “the wall’ is often used as the metaphor for isolation, block or denial of an individual or a community. There’s also, of course, always a wall inside each person, which could be prejudice, or discrimination or ignorance of human feeling.
As shown in its name, this art installation is a high wall made out of bones pointing out the human’s cruelty and the meaninglessness of war.
I believe the artwork will show some aspects of human sorrow. I hope the audiences and the Vietnamese art community will share and appreciate the idea of the work.
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