The exhibition 'Virtual Private Realms’ brings together the works of seven artists: Lananh Le, Din Sama, Nguyen Duc Huy, Nghia Dang, Trinh Cam Nhi, Van Do and Ha Ninh, with a focus on their painting practice.
The one-month long exhibition with free admission will run from March 19 to April 19 at Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi. Opening hours: from 10am to 7pm daily.
Belonging to the 9X (millennial) generation, these artists have contributed to a new wave of practitioners in the Vietnamese art scene.
The works on display, while being diverse in style, still share similarities in their visual lexicon: from the use of highly personalized symbols, a dismissive attitude towards macro-narratives, an arrangement of virtual spaces, to a layering of complicated psychological flows - all of which have been flattened, projected, and pinned down on the surface of paintings.
‘Virtual Private Realms' mostly introduces the artists' most recent creations, which, coupled with experimentation, expand the boundaries of paper, canvas, the act of drawing, and other fundamental elements that constitute the language of painting.
This exhibition is organised by Manzi Art Space with support from the Goethe Institut, British Council Vietnam and MoT+++.
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