Walkers come together at city show
By My Tran in HCMC
‘The Walkers’ group exhibition has opened at the HCMC Museum of Fine Arts until Saturday.
|A visitor takes photos of Pop Art works by Vu Khanh Van at the opening of the exhibition ‘The Walkers’ at HCMC Museum of Fine Arts in District 1 - Photo: My Tran|
The show exhibits thirteen works created by a female artists group from Saigon and Hanoi consisting of Le Hien Minh, Nguyen Thuy Hang, Vu Khanh Van, Ly Tran Quynh Giang and Nguyen Kim To Lan. The pieces have a wide range of styles from oil painting to pop art to installation.
They are a reflection of the personal issues of a woman contemporary artist such as: the forgotten gift of imagination, how the complexity of the inner world deals with the outside world; people insensitive to the changes in the world and the beauty of the solitude and memories of the past.
The show is highlighted by Pop Art works by Van who depicts sexy lips as a symbol for women. Meanwhile, Giang depicts women’s insights in nude paintings with much thoughts, meditation and desires of a woman.
Minh brings to the show an installation with around 200 wooden books to commemorate her late father, researcher Le Duong Hao. Meanwhile, Lan is out to make visitors think with her growing green buds in a scaffold made of aluminum and plastic covers. Hang expresses boldly her surrealist dreams via the installation ‘Just a black dream’ with a person standing in front of a mirror who has an animal head with duck beak, long arms and legs with human hands.
“Life goes by in a second and artists have to stop or slowly walk to look around the surroundings and life to find values as well as meanings of each move in this life. And in that journey, each artist is an individual walker,” said Hang.