Korean artists perform at Long Biên Station

April 14, 2016 - 15:53

Long Biên Station will turn into stage for a contemporary art 

Vietnamese artists will join in art show at Long Biên at 6pm. Photo courtesy of Korean Cultural Centre
Viet Nam News -

HÀ NỘI – Long Biên Station will host a contemporary art show performed by South Korean and Vietnamese artists at 6pm today in dowtown Hà Nội.

The show titled Hoài Niệm – Những Gì Để Nhớ - Hà Nội (Things that Remember – Hà Nội) is part of the Korean NONI Creative Group’s 2015 project Things that Remember.

Things that Remember – Hà Nội will take place at Long Biên Station on Trần Nhật Duật Street.

“Site-specific art is still quite new in Việt Nam. I hope the show will connect with more Vietnamese audiences,” Park Nark-jong, director of the Korean Cultural Centre in Hà Nội, said.

Site-specific art is a type of artwork created to exist in a certain place. Typically, the artist takes the location into account while planning and creating the artwork.

“The Korean artists did not get much time to prepare for Things that Remember – Hà Nội. But I hope there will be more opportunities for Korean and Vietnamese artists to perform together in similar contemporary art shows in the future,” Nark-jong said.

The NONI group spent two weeks researching and observing Long Biên Station before beginning their collaboration with the Vietnamese artists.

The artists will help the audience experience the stories as they do.

The audience will be involved in the creation process. They will wear headphones and enjoy the artists’ performances and search for objects by looking at a map and exploring Long Biên Station while seeing or hearing the stories of the objects.

Things that Remember is based on the people and the object,” Kim Kyung-hee, a representative of the group, said.

NONI Creative Group comprises artists from different fields. Formed in 2006, NONI’s works span 12 performance repertoires that can be classified into three units - traditional, performance and art - while cutting across a range of genres.

Each performance includes varied activities that are carried out in concert with one another, helping each individual member unleash his/her potential.

Small-scale research and creativity are experimented with and expanded in a multitude of forms to create the foundation of the group’s creative process.

The group has performed several works, including Station, Things that Remember, It (Kinetic Theatre) and KkokDoGu. —VNS