“Measuring the World” and “Utopia” art exhibitions
VietNamNet Bridge – Two contemporary art exhibitions, titled “Measuring the World” by artists Nguyen Huy An, Yuichiro Tamura and Kumpei Miyata, and “Utopia” by Tuan Mami, is taking place at the Japan Foundation Centre
VietNamNet Bridge – Two contemporary art exhibitions, titled “Measuring the World” by artists Nguyen Huy An, Yuichiro Tamura and Kumpei Miyata, and “Utopia” by Tuan Mami, is taking place at the Japan Foundation Centre for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam from 12 December 2012 – 6 January 2013 in Hanoi.
In the “Measuring the World” exhibition, although distant and different in terms of personal backgrounds, selected medium and artistic methods, the works by three artists from Japan and Vietnam all move towards the same direction: Measuring and grasping the world using their own system and units of measuring, and re-building the world in their own interpreted ways.
Nguyen Huy An measures the height of Hanoi’s tallest skyscraper with pieces of paper and folds the pieces of paper into simple shapes. A newly-made paper installation will be exhibited.
|The whole spaces are covered with wooden pallets. (Photos: CPV)|
Kumpei Miyata, meanwhile, tries to sense the world in his long journey via 18 countries through his video installation “I’m sorry for being late”.
Yuichiro Tamura, on the other hand, creates a video work without shooting any images but with using available online images from the Google Street View site.
In “Utopia”, Tuan Mami will create a new land in the Japan Foundation Library by covering its floor with 100 kg of rice seeds and a thick sheet of glass. This installation aims to create a utopian space within a normal library. This large-scale installation is a part of his on-going project “Untouched Paradise” which aims to invite visitors to come close to the created paradise and experience the irritation of not being able to touch it.
These two exhibitions are the part of the project “Skylines With Flying People” which is a multiplex project of contemporary art.