|Nha Tay [Western Villa] Transforms exhibition featuring the latest works from artists Nguyen The Son and Tran Yen The.
HA NOI (VNS) — Manzi Art Space in collaboration with Art Viet Nam Gallery and Ha Noi Grapevine are to present a Nha Tay [Western Villa] Transforms exhibition featuring the latest works from artist scholars Nguyen The Son and Tran Hau Yen The.
In his previous art project Nha Mat Pho (Houses Facing the Street), Son addressed social issues stemming from rampant materialism in society, the discrepancy of wealth between the rich and the poor and the imposition of Western commodities on the people. In this latest series, the artist continues his research on the transformation of urban landscapes.
Fellow artist and researcher Yen The adds yet another historical layer to this discovery of life in Western villas. Following the maps and drawings of French intellectual Henri Oger, who from 1908-09 created more than 4,500 drawings of every aspect of the lives of inhabitants, The creates his own layer of analysis on the lifestyles of the inhabitants and the original façades of the villas.
The exhibition will open to the public at 6pm today and runs until October 29 at 14 Phan Huy Ich Street. Free entry. . — VNS