Solo exhibition in Hanoi displays pieces of artworks using cotton – Under the theme of familiar threats

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2022

Artworks from HIEM HOA LO LUNG

Solo exhibition, HIEM HOA LO LUNG (it means floating threat in Vietnamese) hosted by sculptor Nguyen Thang Long is currently held at Contemporary Art Center (621 De La Thanh, Ba Dinh, Ha Noi) in Ba Dinh District, Hanoi.

The exhibition started on December 9. It is an experimental exhibition using cotton as a new material under the theme of “finding a way to counter floating threats such as new coronavirus infections and environmental pollution problems.” Nguyen points out “industrialization affecting the natural environment is detrimental to human health in exchange for a convenient life” and says “I would like to send a message that we should not forget these dangers.”

Nguyen has been creating pieces of artwork for this exhibition for three years. Instead of traditional sculpture materials such as stone and wood, rare matter including cotton and LED lighting are used. At the venue, there are works that cotton sculptures are illuminated by various colors of light with LED lighting. In addition, work with the motif of coronavirus infection is hung from the ceiling and 10 artworks under the theme of environment and nature are lined up on the glass showcase.

Nguyen says “I noticed that cotton has a special formability that other materials do not have, and it creates a unique beauty by its transparency and texture.”

Opening hour is 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. until February 22.

  • Venue from HIEM HOA LO LUNG

  • Artworks from HIEM HOA LO LUNG

  • Artworks from HIEM HOA LO LUNG

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