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Series of exhibitions to honor Hanoi contemporary artists

Unique contemporary artworks by 40 prominent artists are on display, telling interesting historical stories with Vietnamese themes.

A series of exhibitions and installations of contemporary Vietnamese works are on display until the end of November within the framework of the Hanoi Creative Design Festival 2022.

The space of the lantern installation by artist Xuan Lam at Center for Culture and Art No. 22 Hang Buom Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. Photo: Lan Tran 

Being displayed at the Center for Culture and Art No.22 Hang Buom Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, is a unique series of contemporary art exhibitions and installations inspired by the Vietnamese heritage and history of 40 individuals and groups of contemporary artists in Hanoi.

The exhibition features eight major art spaces, including the art installation "Fairy Skites"; the artifact show "Memories of 22 Hang Buom", the lantern installation "Past and Present Meeting", the art installation "Five Elements", the 3D Game installation space "Air Skylen", among others.

Accordingly, the “Fairy Skites” features images of kites created by artists Quan Hang Cao and Le Thanh Binh combined with a sound installation by Artist Tri Minh.

The lacquer, silk, and artworks made from Do paper (the paper is made from the powder of a tree named “do”) in the “Fairy and Dragon” painting exhibition are created based on the image of a fairy riding a dragon in the ancient village communal house carvings in Vietnam.

Meanwhile, the lantern installation “Past and Present Meeting” uses 36 lanterns with the theme of folk paintings. They are drawn with a pencil in combination with the graphic technique by Hanoi-based artist Xuan Lam, awakening a cultural beauty that has been forgotten in modern life.

The installation of “Five Elements” introduces a series of works made by cyanotype printing technique on silk, demonstrating Vietnamese artisans' skillful craftsmanship and aesthetic ability.

Series of exhibitions and installations are a part of the Hanoi Creative Design Festival 2022. Photo: Lan Tran

Do Dinh Hong, Director of the Hanoi Department of Culture and Sports, said that the series of cultural activities at Hang Buom Cultural Center contributes to affirming Hanoi's creative resources. This is a great joint creation product of artists, creative designers, and experts in many different fields, such as architecture, fine arts, music, theater, and technology, among others, to convey the creative inspiration to the community.

The series of exhibitions and installations will run until the end of November 30 with free admission.

Alongside the event, there will be some seminars, in-depth dialogues, and talks to increase interaction between authors and the public, including the seminar “Promoting Young Creative Communities and Digital Production in Hanoi,” which will take place on November 13; the dialogue between artist Nguyen The Son and Tran Hau Yen The and audiences about the “Fairy and Dragon” exhibition that will take place on November 18  and the Seminar “From Cultural Heritages to Design and Art” on November 18.