Photographic series “Volatile States” by Vietnamese artist Le Nguyen Duy Phuong will be presented in two photography festivals in Romania and Singapore, starting next month. In October he will be participating in the annual emerging artists exhibition “What is the point?” in London, UK.
“In my series ‘Volatile States’, I reflect on the direction modern society is taking in Vietnam as it vies to keep up with the rest of the world. Visible in my photos are the juxtapositions and struggles that exist between old and new, the natural and the man-made. In a world that is becoming increasingly detached, the subjects to be broached are numerous if we wish to cast a critical eye.” – Le Nguyen Phuong Duy
“VOLATILE STATES” IN “SEQUENCES” PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL IN ROMANIA
30 Sep – 02 Oct 2016
“Lost Steps Hall”, Culture Palace, Ploieşti
A FESTIVAL FOR DOCUMENTARY AND ART PHOTOGRAPHY
“Sequences” Photography Festival is an international event aimed to show the importance and beauty of the photographic art. The main purpose of this festival is to reveal the power of the photographic message in today’s society, supporting and exhibiting well-known artists, as well as young people who are passionate about visual arts.
“VOLATILE STATES” IN SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL 2016
06 Oct – 13 Nov 2016
Newton MRT Station (Downtown Line)
“Volatile States” has been selected to participate in the Open Call Showcase of the festival. Being the key international showcase of SIPF 2016, The Open Call Showcase consists of works of 40 photographers from 18 countries. It will take place from 1 October 2016 to 13 November 2016.
“WHAT’S THE POINT?” EMERGING ARTISTS EXHIBITION IN LONDON
9-15 Oct 2016
The Strand Gallery
32 John Adam St, London WC2N 6BP
The “What is the point?” annual show features works by emerging international artists. Each selected artist creates a new work, answering the question, “What is the point?” — however it is they respond to it. There is freedom of exploration within the question. It can be a personal or societal reflection. It can be answered intensely or flippantly.
Duy Phuong’s new work will be presented in the show.
Duy Phuong Le Nguyen (b. 1984, Vietnam) grew up being surrounded by photography. After entering university to study for a degree in photography in 2006, he was selected in 2008 by Jean-Luc Amand Fournier from the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie d’Arles for a three month residency. From 2012 onwards the quality of his work has started to become recognised and numerous personal and collective exhibitions have been organised by the Centre Culturel Français in Hanoi and Hue, as well as by the Sao La and Craig Thomas galleries in Ho Chi Minh city.