|Sensational: Sculptor Lương Văn Việt said through his exhibition Sense, he hopes to offer the audience a sense of freedom. — Photo courtesy of Manzi Art Space|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Lương Văn Việt, one of Việt Nam’s most celebrated sculptors, will introduce his latest works at his solo exhibition Sense, which will open on Sunday at Manzi Art Space.
Unlike any other conventional sculpture show, Sense is designed to not only incorporate Manzi’s existing architectural features, but also to manipulate its dual functionality. It asks where Manzi – as an art and exhibition space – ends, and Manzi – as a café and space for social interactions – begins. Sense acts as an invitation for the audience to come into contact with the work using all of their senses. They can, for example, walk around and through the work, look at them from afar, or come closer and pick them up for a more intimate inspection.
“I hope to offer the audience a sense of freedom. The freedom to physically experience the characteristics of the materials: the warmth of wood, the heaviness of stone and the coolness of metal. The freedom to compare and judge the similarities and differences in terms of composition and distance between the works. The freedom to create their own narrative and relationship with art. The freedom to sense what is real,” artist Việt said.
Sense is Việt’s 7th solo exhibition, marking a new chapter in his artistic journey.
The exhibition, which is part of Manzi’s art programme supported by CDEF of the Danish Embassy, will open at 6.30pm on Sunday. The show will run until July 5 at 14 Phan Huy Ích Street. — VNS