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Exhibition focuses on soldiers’ wives

Update: April, 21/2016 - 09:00

 

The exhibition Soldier – Soldier’s Wife expresses the artist’s sympathy, and his thoughts about human lives and emotions. -- Photo hanoigrapevine.com
Viet Nam News -

HÀ NỘI — After four years of preparation, sculptor Thái Nhật Minh will unveil his latest artworks at his third solo exhibition, Chinh Phu – Chinh Phụ (Soldier – Soldier’s Wife).

Việt Nam has been through many wars over the past thousand years. Stories about soldiers leaving home and not coming back, and soldiers’ wives waiting in vain have left a profound impact, Minh said. 

Using stone, aluminum casting, wood and iron, more than 200 sculptures portraying women embracing their children, waiting for their husbands until they become lonely stone statues; and army groups that show a self-defence war with misery, chronic pain and hardship of many people.

The exhibition will also display an installation with numerous metal fragments showing the devastation and fierceness of war.

The exhibition opens on Saturday, and runs until April 27 at the Viet Nam Fine Arts Museum, 64 Nguyễn Thái Học Street.— VNS

 

 

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