“A women’s view” exhibition in Hanoi

(CPV) – Eight well-known Vietnamese women artists in the contemporary art scene will present their new works with lacquer paintings, sculptures, installation and video art in an exhibition titled “A women’s view“.

Opening from 9am to 7pm, the event will last from March 8-23 at Goethe Institute Hanoi, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc street, Ba Dinh district.

Women have been always active as artists but until now they are less represented and have less visibility in the still male-dominated art world-on an international level and also in Vietnam.

Some works at the exhibition

Some works at the exhibition

“A woman’s view is meant to carve out space to celebrate and to examine the essence of the female spirit and the ways in which this spirit transmutes into art. This exhibition intends to honor women for who they are, what they do and how they view the world. Many of the artworks in this show are memory based – inspired by historical traditions, crafts and rituals and intimate familial musings”, said the curator of this show, Suzanne Lecht.

The catalogue of the exhibition includes an essay by Natalja Kraevskaja about “A shifting platform with Traditional accessories -Views and practice of contemporary women artists in Vietnam”.

Following are works:

*Hanoi DocLab: Let us now praise famous women (Single-channel video projection, ed. Nguyen Trinh Thi, 2013)

*Nguyen Thi Chau Giang: Inside of us (Double side silk painting, 2014)

*Nguyen Huu Tram Kha: The metaphor (Installation with X-ray film plates, 2014)

*Nguyen Thi Chinh Le: The guests (12 bronze sculptures, 2014)

*Maritta Nurmi: Keep your dreams like china in your hands (Ceramic vase, 2014)

*Phi Phi Oanh: Armor (Lacquer sculptural painting, 2014)

*Dinh Thi Tham Poong: Side by side (Triptique, lacquer painting, 2014)

*Vu Kim Thu: Floating landscape (Sculpture/lamp, transparent plastic and Mino Washi paper, 2014)

As a closing event of the exhibition, there will be a Women’s cinema night on March 23 with short films by film makers of Hanoi DocLab, moderated by Nguyen Trinh Thi.

All entrances are free./.

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