'Paradise Lost' by Hoàng Thanh Vĩnh Phong & 'Spirit of Friendship' Group Exhibition
@ The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre
Explore the familiar with a different perspective, and friendship that shapes creativity
The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre has two major exhibitions this September: "Paradise Lost" by Hoang Thanh Vinh Phong and 'Spirit of Friendship' a group exhibition that opens on Friday (29/09).
'Paradise Lost', a solo exhibition by Hoàng Thanh Vĩnh Phong invites us into a world where the familiar is made strange, the mundane mythologised and the symbolic re-arranged. Through the shifting of shape and twisting of material, images and objects from the everyday are taken out of context, heightened with a sense of ambiguity, asking us to look beyond what our first glance has to offer. Here, the fictions become a critique of their lived environment, inviting us to examine the ways we see and understand our own version of reality. (For more details about the exhibition, please visit here).
'Spirit of Friendship' Group Exhibition seeks to highlight the role and contribution of friendship between artists in furthering the development of experimental languages in Vietnam, since 1975. As an educational display, it gives recognition to how ‘friendship’ continues to further the testing and encouraging of ideas among artists, beyond what was officially understood, taught, or predominantly exhibited in Vietnam at that time, believing their art worthy of more than catering to ideological/formal and touristic (commercial) demand. (For more details about the exhibition, please visit here).
Opening day: Friday, 29 September 2017 | 18:00