07 May – 25 June 2023
Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA)
B1-R3, Royal City
72A Nguyễn Trãi, Thanh Xuân, Hà Nội
From the organizer:
Artist: Hải Thanh
Curator: Mai Nguyên Anh
Hai Thanh (b.1972) has an insatiable drive to photograph. For nearly 30 years, documenting and archiving have been a daily practice.
Nine years ago, Hai Thanh, who was always in a constant state of in-betweenness, settled down, had a family, and relocated to an unfamiliar city. A sense of displacement urges him to explore the notion of “home” in such a personal way, which resulted in a thoughtful journey to fatherhood.
Using still images, Hai Thanh’s endeavor provides an appropriate pretext for us to examine a “place” we hold dear, an intimate landscape, a nostalgic moment, a familiar recollection; it was an invitation to gaze both inward and outward. These photographs compose a beautiful tribute to family bonds, with all the joy, complexity and intricacies that they carry.
The exhibition “Place of Belonging” is an event in the framework of Photo Hanoi’23 – International Photography Biennale
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