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VN installation artist performs in Korea

Update: August, 29/2016 - 10:00
Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng’s Chiến Lũy (The Barricade) (Courtesy of Galerie Quỳnh)
Viet Nam News

HCMCITY— Hà Nội-based artist Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng will participate in the Asia Young 36 exhibit at the Jeonbuk Museum of Art in South Korea on September 2.  

Hùng will display his installation work called Chiến Lũy (The Barricade), which sends messages about life and war. 

“In my work, I used wood, paper, plastic and metal combined with canvas bags, sawdust and sand, all of which help viewers evoke wartime in Việt Nam,” the 40-year-old said.   

He will also use light effects to highlight his work at the exhibition. 

Born in 1976, Hùng is one of the country’s most popular contemporary artists.

He is known as the art director of Nhà Sàn Studio, a non-profit project to support young artists to develop their career.   

His works were featured in the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art at the Queensland Art Gallery in Australia last year. 

He has organised solo and group exhibitions at home and abroad, including Sweden, Germany, France and the US.

Asia Young 36 is part of a five-day international exchange workshop organised by Jeonbuk Museum, which gives participants a chance to share their art with the world.

It will include 36 young artists from 14 Asian countries.— VNS



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