Five artists tell street stories at group exhibition

A group exhibition by five painters telling street stories through their artworks will be held at the Center of Art-Photography Exhibition in Hanoi from August 10 to 25.

A painting by Vu Bich Thuy, which will be on display at the Street Stories exhibition - PHOTOS: COURTESY OF ORGANIZER

The “Chuyen Pho” (Street Stories) exhibition features nearly 40 new works created this year by Vu Bich Thuy, Tran Luu My, Doan Hoang Lam, Tao Linh and Nguyen Minh.

The only woman in the group, Vu Bich Thuy, brings to the exhibition her own experience through everyday stories, with a personal perspective of a family-oriented woman. Thuy’s paintings depict small street corners, plant pots on the doorstep, or afternoon sunshine, using light-hearted color palette.

Tran Luu My’s abstract paintings feature houses and trees with lots of wind and sunshine. His paintings remind viewers of a quiet middle-aged man walking along a windy street.

An artwork by Tran Luu My

Nguyen Minh is the youngest artist in the group. His streets are somewhere on the outskirts, somewhere between the village and the city. The streets and the trees in his paintings evoke memories of his childhood in the village.

An artwork by Nguyen Minh

Doan Hoang Lam’s stories seem to be full of anxiety. The stories can be about a screaming cat on a roof at night, children waiting for their mother in the evening, or everyday life in the city.

An artwork by Doan Hoang Lam

Tao Linh tells another story about the streets. From city people’s hobby of raising goldfish in a tank, the artist leads viewers into a different living space in the city streets - a psychological space. With a minimal style, all eight of Tao Linh’s paintings are like a whisper, a metaphor about the streets, or a story about his personal dark corner.

An artwork by Tao Linh

With different stories about the streets told by five different painters through nearly 40 paintings, the exhibition introduces to the public a multidimensional ballad about Hanoi streets.SGT

 
 
 

Other News

.
Senior national team and U22s play out draw
Senior national team and U22s play out draw
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  29/12/2020 

The senior national team tied drew 2-2 with the U22 team in a friendly held at Viet Tri City’s Stadium in the northern province of Phu Tho on Sunday.

Hanoi’s handicraft village promotes beauty of Vietnamese Ao Dai
Hanoi’s handicraft village promotes beauty of Vietnamese Ao Dai
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  29/12/2020 

Trach Xa Village in Ung Hoa suburban district of Hanoi is famous for the craft of tailor-made Ao Dai (Vietnamese traditional long dresses), an epitome of Vietnamese culture.

Midfielder Thang could be the next big thing
Midfielder Thang could be the next big thing
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  29/12/2020 

Nguyen Huu Thang being named in the Vietnam U22 squad was no surprise after his superb form in the 2020 season.

Online entertainment to thrive in 2021
Online entertainment to thrive in 2021
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  29/12/2020 

Online entertainment will be increasingly more popular in 2021 after a surge in use during 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts have said.

First contemporary art museum in Vietnam debuts
First contemporary art museum in Vietnam debuts
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  28/12/2020 

The Flamingo Contemporary Art Museum (FCAM), the first of its kind in Vietnam, officially made its debut and commenced operations on December 26, open to visitors from 9am to 5pm every day.

Looking to the past throughout life
Looking to the past throughout life
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  29/12/2020 

Nguyen Quang Ngoc was born on September 14, 1952, to a farming family in Hai Phong City. 

Coach Park keeps his eyes on World Cup prize
Coach Park keeps his eyes on World Cup prize
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  28/12/2020 

In a small, spartan office at the Vietnam Football Federation headquarters, just around the corner from My Dinh Stadium in Hanoi, coach Park Hang-seo plots the next chapter of the national team’s remarkable success story.

Ha Nhi ethnics in Dien Bien celebrate traditional new year
Ha Nhi ethnics in Dien Bien celebrate traditional new year
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  29/12/2020 

The 11th lunar month is when the Ha Nhi ethnics celebrate their new year, known as Ho Su Cha. It is a time for relaxation, entertainment, reunions, and passing on best wishes. The holiday lasts for five days after harvest.

Hanoi’s stadium listed in top five of best stadiums in Southeast Asia
Hanoi’s stadium listed in top five of best stadiums in Southeast Asia
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  28/12/2020 

The Asian Football Federation (AFC) has ranked five the best stadiums in Southeast Asia, including Hanoi’s My Dinh National Stadium.

Fostering the ‘soul’ of Muong culture
Fostering the ‘soul’ of Muong culture
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  27/12/2020 

Artisan Pham Thi Tang in the north-central province of Thanh Hóa’s Ngọc Lặc District is known locally as the “soul keeper” of ethnic Muong culture.

Animated film about Vietnam's history released
Animated film about Vietnam's history released
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  26/12/2020 

A new animated film featuring historical events in Vietnam by young filmmakers from the Duoc Moi Group has premiered in cinemas in HCM City.

V.Leagues sign three year sponsorship deal
V.Leagues sign three year sponsorship deal
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  26/12/2020 

LS Holdings Groups will support the national football leagues for three years after agreeing a sponsorship an signing contracts on December 24 in Hanoi.

Bich Tram represents Vietnam at Miss Global 2021
Bich Tram represents Vietnam at Miss Global 2021
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  26/12/2020 

Le Thi Bich Tram, a native of Dong Nai province, has been chosen to represent Vietnam at the upcoming Miss Global 2021 pageant which is set to be held in the Indonesian city of Bali next year.

Ao Dai designer presents new collection
Ao Dai designer presents new collection
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  26/12/2020 

Designer Minh Chau, who has been known for unique traditional Vietnamese longdress collections, presented his collection “Kim Lang” (Groom) for weddings at a catwalk show during the Vietnam International Fashion Week 2020.

Creating magic with words on a page
Creating magic with words on a page
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  28/12/2020 

Whenever I have the chance to pay poet Nguyen Quang Thieu a visit at his office, he’s always surrounded by books and seems almost lost in his own thoughts.

Playing the artistic long game
Playing the artistic long game
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  26/12/2020 

The latest works of artist Nguyen Linh at an ongoing exhibition in Hanoi expresses well the endless creativity he’s brought to light during his 40 years with brush in hand.

World Cup’s slot allocation brings extra challenge for Vietnam
World Cup’s slot allocation brings extra challenge for Vietnam
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  27/12/2020 

The Bureau of the FIFA Council moved to expand the number of teams participating in the 2023 Women’s World Cup on December 24, thereby creating a new challenge for the Vietnamese women’s football team.

Hanoi displays high altitude fireworks in New Year’s Eve 2021
Hanoi displays high altitude fireworks in New Year’s Eve 2021
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  25/12/2020 

The high-altitude fireworks will last for 15 minutes (from 12am to 12.15am on January 1, 2021) in three districts in Hanoi.

Vietnam's answer to Don King aims for boxing glory
Vietnam's answer to Don King aims for boxing glory
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  28/12/2020 

Kim Sang Bum walks into his club and enters a room filled with boxing equipment, a champion's belt and photos of well-known boxers on the wall.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN