Opening: Fri 26 Mar 2015, 6.30 pm
Showcase: 26 Mar – 26 Apr 2015
Manzi Art Space
Manzi and L’Espace are proud to present the weird and wonderful world of Plonk & Replonk with the exhibition entitled “Smile! Temporary Art” (opening 26th March at Manzi).
Well-known in both their place of birth Switzerland and neighboring country France as Plonk & Replonk, the artist duo/brothers Hubert Froidevaux (b. 1966) and Jacques Froidevaux (b. 1963) explore the endless possible uses of humour in various art forms: object, sculpture, installation, light box, postcard, graphic print etc. Characterized by a mix of black humour and wicked wit, which borders on the sarcastic and mischievous, Plonk & Replonk deal with worldwide relevant topics such as environment, globalization, education and consumerism with both criticality and lightheartedness, making their work brutally honest yet playful and fantastical.
By turning ordinary objects, habits and events upside-down and inside-out, Plonk & Replonk ask us to see reality in other ways. Or rather, they invite us in for a not-your-usual exhibition, a never-ending laughter work-out, and a hard-to-find chance to at least, for once, let ourselves loose and laugh at art.
At the same time exhibition “PONG-PING” by Plonk & Replonk also takes place at L’Espace from 24 Mar to 12 Apr.
Communications partners: Hanoi Grapevine, The Word Vietnam and &OfOtherThings
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