HA NOI (VNS) —The work of Finnish artist Maritta Nurmi, a Ha Noi resident for over 20 years, will be presented at Manzi Art Space from tomorrow.
Entitled Anima, the display will showcases her current works which use the animal form in many guises. In this new work, Nurmi seems to be questioning the necessity of man to create form, to suggest a bond between human and nature, and the implications of such a need or desire.
Nurmi was trained as a biologist so this exploration and fascination with the animal world is not a new realm. Her works are at once physical, and yet they seem to yearn to be free from constraint.
Co-organised by Art Viet Nam Gallery, Manzi Art Space and the Embassy of Finland, her exhibition is to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between Finland and Viet Nam. Free entry to the display, which runs until November 30 at 14 Phan Huy Ich Street. — VNS