Photo installation on individual consequences opens in Hanoi

A photo installation exhibition titled “8m²” featuring art works by artist Nguyen The Son opened at Goethe Institute in Hanoi.

The event is the extended version of the display that was shown last year in the “Green Journey for Vietnam” program at the University of Fine Arts in Vietnam.

The art show reported on individual consequences of the progressing industrialization in Vietnam. “8m²” deals with habitats of people who move to the city in quest of work and often live in the smallest spaces under severe conditions for years. The project describes in detail of these living environments and gives the workers a voice by incorporating their personal belongings into the artwork.

After his studies in Chinese language and fine arts Nguyen The Son worked at the University of Fine Arts before he graduated in Photography at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. Since 2012 the artist has been working as a lecturer at the University of Fine Arts Vietnam and has been represented in many group and solo exhibitions. His latest project “Hanoi – a living museum” combines past memories of the city with the changing rhythm of the present.

Viewers will have a chance to meet the artist in the exhibition and learn more about the project and its work process.

The event will run until August 27.

Compiled by Kim Khanh

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