Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Artists Nguyễn Quốc Thành and Lukas Zerbst will open their studio in Hà Nội Creativity City to the public starting this Sunday, for seven days.
Visitors can view two site-specific installations by Zerbst and Thành’s explorations and the visualising process. A collaborative visual art project by the two artists, it has been curated by Bùi Kim Đĩnh and was set up in February.
Interested in spaces, myths and legends, for Thành, the city has opened new places in different dimensions of time and spaces. Zerbst’s focus is on the relationship between body and space - accessibility against inaccessibility, inside and outside of a space, and space as legal vacuum.
During the open-studio time, the artists welcome the opinions of the public as well as critics. A group discussion will also be held at 3pm on July 15 at the studio, located on 15th floor, No 1 Lương Yên Street, Hà Nội.
Thành, a resident of Hà Nội, is photography, installation and performance artist, who co-founded the Nhà Sàn Collective and founded the art festival Queer Forever!
The Nhà Sàn Collective aims to build a stable structure for the growth of contemporary art in Việt Nam. Through exhibitions, projects, education and exchange, it cultivates, supports and challenges artists, creating space for new forms of expression and dialogue to thrive in the country.
Zerbst, who hails from Bremen, Germany, is a site-specific installation, performance, theatre and multimedia artist.
Curator Đĩnh is doctoral researcher in anthropology of art based in Gottingen, Germany. — VNS