Exhibition “Gio Lao 2018″

Exhibition “Gio Lao 2018″

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Artwork by Nguyen Dinh Viet

Opening: Fri 15 Jun 2018, 5 pm
Exhibition: 16 – 20 Jun 2018
Vietnam Fine Arts Museum

From the organizer:

GIÓ LÀO 2018 is a group of 10 artists born in the 80s, growing up in the same region characterized by Gió Lào (Vietnamese name for Foehn wind) and all studied at Hue University of Fine Arts. This is the group’s third exhibition together and their first time displaying their work at Vietnam Fine Arts Museum. Their first and second exhibitions were held on 07 Jun 2014 at Tu Do Gallery (HCMC) and on 06 May 2017 at HCMC Museum of Fine Arts, respectively.

The trademarks of GIÓ LÀO 2018 include consistent themes such as “self-portrait” with the works of Quynh Na, Tran Huu Nhat; the ancient yet modern cultural and architectural identity of Hue Citadel; post-war life; religions; beliefs; political factors; as well as subtle implications in the works by Nguyen Dinh Viet, Nguyen Van He, Nguyen Hoang Trang, Tran The Vinh, Tran Ngoc Bay, Vu Duy Tam, Ho Hung and Nguyen An. In particular, this exhibition sees a sculpture and an installation artwork by Nguyen An and Nguyen Van He, the rest are paintings (in acrylic, watercolor, oil on canvas) with a visual language emphasizing on personal emotions, edgy monologues, the exploration of one’s destiny in the modern age, our living space, the heritage of Hue Citadel, and nature in Central Vietnam with its miraculous tropical breeze.

Free entry

Translated by Hanoi Grapevine

Vietnam Fine Arts Museum
66 Nguyen Thai Hoc St.


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