Opening: Fri 23 Sep 2016, 6 pm
Exhibition: 23 Sep – 05 Nov 2016
You are invited to the exhibition – installation “Back to front” by Nguyen The Son & Tran Hau Yen The at L’Espace.
Social housing represents an important page in the history of housing in Vietnam. The metamorphoses of Social housing under the incessant action of the occupants to fit their needs testify to the tremendous spirit “getting by” of Vietnamese people. Have we taken enough time to stop and watch these living buildings that were all around us and today may disappear without a trace? Nguyen The Son and Tran Hau Yen The just want to testify the poetry of Social housing and document this form of housing and lifestyle that is gradually disappearing from the urban landscape.
Nguyen The Son and Tran Hau Yen The both teach at the University of Fine Arts in Hanoi. They show us the city as “a living museum that embodies the complete archives of past and assimilates the changing rhythms of the modern era.”
Translated by Hanoi Grapevine
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