Japanese artists give their impression of brave new world

The Japan Foundation’s exhibition featuring 42 artworks by 11 Japanese contemporary artists from June 12 to 21 at HCMC District 1’s Labor Culture Palace portrays the drastic changes in world economics and politics over the past 20 years. 

“Japanese little kitchen” will appear at the exhibition from June 12-21 (Photo: Consulate General of Japan)

The exhibition, entitled “Passage to future,” features the work of Japanese artists such as Atsushi Fukui, Satoshi Hirose, Maywa Denki and Tomoyasu Murata and aims to introduce many new ideas and artistic creations born in Japan to Vietnamese art lovers.

The exhibits come from variety of fields, including painting, sculpture, arrangement, photography and video.

The collaborating artists all met during the 1990’s and were inspired to document their impressions from that era in which many drastic changes took place and influenced the way people viewed the world. The world changed and contemporary art morphed along with it, as did the artists themselves.
The exhibition has been organized by the Japan Foundation and will be co-hosted by the Consulate General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh City and HCMC Labor Culture Palace.

The exhibition opens from 9 am to 6pm daily, from June 12 to 21 (free entrance).

By Truong Son

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