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Artistic postcard, photo exhibit to open

Update: February, 29/2012 - 11:42

HA NOI – An exhibition by the Plonk and Replonk group will begin tomorrow in Ha Noi to call attention to the need for protecting timeless UNESCO heritage sites.

Entitled The World Marginalisation, the exhibition aims to speak to viewers through photos edited from old photos and postcards

The Switzerland-based group was established in 1995 by brothers Hubert and Jacques Froidevaux (1963).

The brothers have collectively distinguished themselves by creating a series of postcards through the recycling and retouching of old photographs with a mixture of black humour, nonsense, kitsch, baroque and puns taken literally.

Their work suggests a wicked sense of humour, which borders on sardonic. They turn around ordinary objects and habits in order to ask us to look at them in other ways.

Organised by the Embassy of Switzerland, the exhibition will run until March 27 at the French Cultural Centre, 24 Trang Tien Street, Ha Noi. VNS

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