Opening: Fri 05 May 2017, 5 pm
Exhibition: 05 – 11 May 2017
Vietnam Fine Arts Museum
From the artist:
Thai Nhat Minh (1984) – Nguyen Nguyen Ha (1966): from two different generations with different creative traits.
The two artists first met more than 10 years ago. This exhibition is a rendezvous where they both choose pottery to create artworks. It’s such a common material, but for the artists, this is the first time they work systematically together and become close to the material.
From this meeting point, the two artists take two different paths, embark on two different journeys and immerse in their own worlds of creation.
Nguyen Nguyen Ha has been around the Vietnamese art scene for more than 20 years. He doesn’t create much, but all of his artworks are carefully selected and are extremely delicate. His works often bring an exquisite and surreal look into life. This was expressed in his solo exhibition “Silence” in 2013.
Nguyen Nguyen Ha has worked with various different materials such as wood, stone, copper, composite, but this exhibition is his first time working with pottery.
The exhibition shows Nguyen Nguyen Ha’s 10 works of varied themes, from worms, snails to portraits, which have been created during 3 years. He rarely talks about his works. Even though working hard, he only looks at work and creation a fun path to search for meaningful things in life.
Thai Nhat Minh, after successful solo exhibitions such as “The Birds” (2013), “Breeding Season” (2014), “Soldier – Soldier’s Wife” (2016), has decided to move to a brand new theme, material and new working style. Instead of aluminum, wood, stone, and paper, he has his first experience with pottery, and instead of working independently in the studio, he stays in a craft village to learn and collaborate with artisans.
In this exhibition, Thai Nhat Minh is presenting a series of works entitled “Search within Memories” inspired by the ancient products of Huong Canh Pottery Village, a traditional craft village in the northern countryside area of Vietnam.
Free entry. Door opens during office hours (9 am – 5 pm).
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Briefly translated by Hanoi Grapevine
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