Opening: Thu 17 Jan, 6 – 8 pm
Exhibition: 17 Jan – 28 Feb 2013
From the organizer:
Come to the exhibition One Planet – an exhibition featuring new work by Nguyen Manh Hung –one of Vietnam’s most important young artists. One Planet is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City. A multi-disciplinary artist widely known for his paintings depicting military fighter jet aircraft, Nguyen will present new sculptural installations in this major exhibition that expands on his previous two dimensional work.
Drawing from his own personal history growing up in a cramped Soviet style apartment block in Hanoi, Nguyen reflects on the idea of community, the conflicts that exist within and without constructed societies, and the complexities of civic development and individual responsibility. How is a community defined? Is the traditional idea of community just hollow rhetoric or an ideal that can evolve and adapt to modern day Vietnam? Nguyen confronts these issues with his trademark irony and humor highlighting the oftentimes absurdity of human behavior and endeavor.
Born in Hanoi in 1976, Nguyen Manh Hung has exhibited in a number of regional and international exhibitions including the Goethe-Institut, Hanoi, Vietnam; ARKO Art Center, Seoul, Korea; ifa Galleries, Berlin and Stuttgart, Germany; Stenersenmuseet, Oslo, Norway; ZKM Center for Art and Media; Karlsruhe, Germany; and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California, USA. Nguyen’s diorama Living in Paradise is currently being featured in the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia.
“One Planet” is generously supported by the Danish Embassy in Hanoi’s Cultural Development and Exchange Fund (CDEF)
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