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Art installation denounces war

Update: December, 11/2012 - 09:47

HA NOI (VNS)— Vietnamese-Cambodian artist Le Huy Hoang will display his installation art project entitled The Wall at the Goethe-Institute on Friday.

The installation features a high wall made of animal bones to indicate human cruelty and the meaninglessness of war.

His artwork was originally inspired by the genocide in Cambodia under the Pol Pot regime.

"However, the further I researched, the more I realised that the whole world has experienced similar sorrow," Hoang said.

"For me and for many people, walls are often used as a metaphor for isolation, or denial of an individual or a community. There's also, of course, always a wall inside each person, which can also be known as prejudice, discrimination or ignorance of human feelings," said Hoang.

Born in Ha Noi in 1967, Hoang has held 12 solo and group exhibits in Viet Nam, Italy, China, Cambodia and Thailand.

The exhibit will run until January 6 at 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Ha Noi.-VNS

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