arts • 07 Jun, 2017
Yoko Ono Exhibits In Hanoi
VCCA inaugural show features artist’s ‘Wish Tree’ installation
World-renowned artist Yoko Ono is exhibiting at the Vincom Centre for Contemporary Art (VCCA) in Hanoi alongside international and local names in the gallery’s first public show.
Entitled ‘Tỏa: The Foliage’, the overarching theme of the VCCA’s inaugural exhibition is the natural world, with Ono’s long standing exhibit, ‘Wish Tree’, central to the show.
An ongoing installation series started in 1981, ‘Wish Tree’ sees a tree native to the site it is exhibited in planted under Ono’s direction. Visitors are then encouraged to tie a written wish to its branches.
The remaining 17 artists featured in the exhibition are from Vietnam and France and include Bui Hai Son, Nguyen Manh Hung and Sandrine Llouquet, with new work from Pham Dinh Tien, Vo Tran Chau and Le Hoang Bich Phuong.
As well as Ono’s Wish Tree, other large-scale installations include a giant rice seed suspended from the ceiling by Bui Hai Son, as well as Nguyen Manh Hung’s well known dolls-house like sculpture of an apartment building in Hanoi.
‘Tỏa: The Foliage’ marks the opening of the VCCA, a not-for-profit art space located inside the Vincom Megamall on Nguyen Trai, Hanoi. The exhibition will run from 6 June to 6 August 2017.
"Wish tree" by Yoko Ono
Artwork by Ha Tri Hieu
Artwork by Le Hoang Bich Phuong
Installation "Nguon" by Bui Hai Son
Video art "Ngu ngon vang" by Truc Anh
Two artworks by painter Ha Manh Thang
"Tỏa - The Foliage" Exhibition at VCCA
Words by Rebecca Jones