Talk show “Art & Craft; Artist & Artisan”

Talk show “Art & Craft; Artist & Artisan”

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Wed 18 Dec 2019, 7 pm – 10 pm
Toong Trang Thi
8 Trang Thi, Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

From the organizers:

In the journey to look for beauty in human history, there is no lack of elaborate masterpieces, sophisticated items that amazed the beholders, and that for them is an unforgettable impression. However, we rarely see the extraordinary people who created such masterpieces without sufficient records from ancient times.

These anonymous artists left behind nothing but their essence and spirit imbued in every detail of their works. The later generations can only look at those beautiful art pieces with respect and honor the creators with the words “artists” and “artisans”.

Some say artisans express their philosophy through beauty by their experienced aesthetic, and artists express human life through beauty by their instinctive aesthetic. Is there a dividing line, like the left and right hands of a person, or is there a moment when these two states become one? The identification of their roles will help us to better understand the people behind each work of art, who they are and what makes them, them.

In this talk show, we would like to pose more profound reflections on the philosophy of the artist and of the artisan through discussing with speaker Đào Huy Hoàng.


– Short film screening “Art, Artist, Artisan”.
– Talkshow: “Intersection of Art, Artist and Artisan”
– Story: The journey from calligraphy to pen making, from pen making to lacquer painting; and theirs intersecting flow.
– Discussion: “Art of Craft: Philosophy of Artist, Philosophy of Artisan”
– Đào Huy Hoàng talks and introduces artworks and art tools
Speaker: Đào Huy Hoàng – calligraphy artist and professional pen maker
Host: Trương Uyên Ly – Editor in chief and Director of Hanoi Grapevine

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About Đào Huy Hoàng

Đào Huy Hoàng is a calligraphy artist based in Hanoi. An active member of many annual calligraphy associations, Hoàng has been invited to teach in many countries around the world in North America, Australia and Asia. Hoàng was honored to receive scholarships from IAMPETH and the International Calligraphy Conference for three consecutive years, from 2016 to 2018 in the US, and has many works published in world magazines such as Pen Magazine 2015, Singa Magazine (Thailand) 2016 and Type Magazine 2018.

Besides writing and teaching calligraphy, Hoàng is also a craft pen maker, making pens from many different types of wood. He also uses the Japanese lacquer techniques such as raden and maki-e.

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Translated by Hanoi Grapevine


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