|Young artist Trieu Tuan Long shows a herd of seven horses that are calmly grazing in a meadow in his latest installation entitled Information Transmitted by Horse Riding at the French Cultural Centre in Ha Noi.— Photo L'espace
HA NOI (VNS) — An exhibition of paper horses that convey the relationship between the French and the Vietnamese people, and the bilateral cultural exchange will open tomorrow in Ha Noi.
For instance, young artist Trieu Tuan Long shows a herd of seven horses that are calmly grazing in a meadow in his latest installation entitled Information Transmitted by Horse Riding at the French Cultural Centre in Ha Noi.
The exhibits have been carefully crafted with Boi papers, a traditional Vietnamese material, and are covered with randomly arranged pictures conveying meaningful life lessons.
The viewers will be able to relate to the horses as they depict the ups and downs of the French sentiment towards the Vietnamese people and vice versa.
To that end, each paper horse bears a particular subject such as the Long Bien Bridge – Eiffel Tower; the French colony; Ta Hien old street; French architecture such as the Ha Noi Opera House, the Ha Noi Cathedral, Hang Dau Post, and others; French performances in Ha Noi: French and Vietnamese children: and the France-Viet Nam cultural exchange.
The exhibits will also enable the visitors to think and learn about the messages that the horses convey, instead of sitting in front of computers or TVs to understand what is going on.
The exhibition will run from September 30 to October 26 at L'Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street, Ha Noi. — VNS