Two calligraphers in Hanoi open co-exhibition – Expressing Vietnamese characters, Nom by calligraphy

PUBLISHED Jan 7, 2022

Venue from PHIEU DIEU

Art exhibition PHIEU DIEU (It means “float” in Vietnamese) hosted by two calligraphers is now held at the art culture center (22 Hang Buom, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi) in Hoan Kiem district, Ha Noi.

The exhibition started on December 24 last year. Nguyen Quang Thang and Pham Van Tuan are co-hosts. Both of them are contemporary art artists, calligraphers, and researchers who have been involved in the study of Nom characters (ancient Vietnamese secretary system) for many years.

At the venue, there are 30 exhibited works inspired by poems, Buddhist texts, and traditional idioms written in Nom that they created to celebrate the cultural value of Hanoi, a city with a rich history. For painting material, they used Do paper made in Yen Phong, Bac Ninh, and water-based ink that abstracted from the soil all over Vietnam.

Nguyen says “Each work was created by observing the past and future. We add our individuality and creativity to the unification of art, religion, and philosophy based on existentialism, expressionism, meditation.”

Opening hour is 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday) until February 28.

  • Exhibited works