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Goethe exhibit inspired by subsidised economy

Update: August, 06/2015 - 08:40
Nguyen The Son will present his latest installation artworks inspired by his memories of the State subsidised economy at an exhibition that will open on August 13 at the Goethe Institute. — Photo goethe.de
HA NOI (VNS)  — Nguyen The Son will present his latest installation artworks inspired by his memories of the State subsidised economy at an exhibition that will open on August 13 at the Goethe Institute.

"I recall 8sq.m was the standard living space for one person during the subsidised economy. Nowadays, after half a century of struggling, many people still have to toss and turn in that same space, but with 8 people... "

In his photo installation entitled 8m², Son addresses the consequences of the industrialisation process in Viet Nam. Labourers move to the cities to work and live in tiny spaces and difficult conditions. The artist documents their living environment and gives those workers a voice by incorporating their personal belongings into his works.

The exhibition will run until August 30 at 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street. — VNS


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