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“The subtle move” praises beauty of silk paintings
Jenna Duong 08:21, 2021/05/01
The exhibition features outstanding silk paintings of a ‘new’ artist generation from the Indochina Fine Arts School promising to bring a breeze to Vietnamese contemporary art.

A group exhibition by students who majored in Silk Painting Faculty of the Vietnam Fine Arts University is on display at Manzi Exhibition Space from April 30 to May 16.

Featuring nearly 30 silk works, which are all composition assignments of art students in their final year of Bachelor’s studies, ‘The Subtle Moves’ introduces to the public the promising representatives of a new artist generation as well as offers the artists themselves essential motivation at their significant turning point.

The exhibition displays artworks of a ‘new’ Vietnamese artist generation from the Indochina Fine Arts School. Photo: Jenna Duong  

According to painter Nguyen The Son, - curator of the exhibition, silk is inherently fragile and sometimes fairly elusive, thus, hardly becomes the first choice of many Fine Arts students.

And even in case of someone who got attracted by this delicate material in the beginning of their art training, this path of practice is eventually not their pursuit after graduation.

“The Subtle Moves” is an effort to showcase latest works by students who majored in Silk, Painting Faculty of the Vietnam Fine Arts University.

“As the teacher and instructor, who had a chance to observe and accompany students in a process of striving to improve or make certain ‘moves’ through each composition module, I understand that every attempt, no matter how trivial the ‘move’ was, is a real struggle.

And for me, such kind of struggle is very valuable. The moves resulting from this process, including both the enhancement of technique/skill and the shifts in thinking and reflection not only are crucial for personal growth of every creative individual but also should be the fundamental philosophy of the training system,” he said.

Photo: Jenna Duong

These ‘moves’ need to be acknowledged and encouraged so that rather than being limited to the surface only in technical terms of characteristics, features or personal style, this ephemeral medium could go further to provoke thoughts and self-reflections in the audience.

The exhibition is part of manzi’s art programme supported by the Goethe Institute and will take place at Manzi Exhibition Space, No.2 Hang Bun alley, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi

Opening hours: 10am to 7pm from Tuesday to Sunday, April 30 to  May 16.

Free Entrance.

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