VN seen through the lens of local and foreign artists

August 30, 2017 - 09:00

Original photos and videos featuring the wonderful landscapes of Việt Nam and interesting life stories of its inhabitants are on display at a new exhibition in Hà Nội.

Natural scenery: Phạm Phú Nghĩa’s photo shot by a drone camera features the panorama of Tà Đùng Lake in the province of Đắc Nông, often called the Hạ Long Bay of the Central Highlands.
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Original photos and videos featuring the wonderful landscapes of Việt Nam and interesting life stories of its inhabitants are on display at a new exhibition in Hà Nội.

The Go Explore Việt Nam Immersive Art exhibition presents a selected collection of photography and videography artwork, featuring different destinations across Việt Nam to create an immersive art space, combined with diverse visual and sound effects such as lighting, experimental/electronic music and art performances.

“We want to bring the image of Việt Nam as well as the Vietnamese people, art and cultures closer to the world through creative photographs and videos. Through this art and cultural event, we want to create a chance for everyone to experience art, including both art lovers and the travel community,” said Hương Nguyễn, a travel blogger and founder of the exhibition project.

It comprises three main art spaces: Landscapes of Việt Nam, Humans of Việt Nam, and Life in Việt Nam. Visitors can admire landscape photography featuring gorgeous travel destinations in Việt Nam shot by drone cameras, portraits of Vietnamese people, photographed by international artists who have travelled throughout the country; and typical daily life in the country’s various regions, reflecting a mixture of traditional and modern influences.

From above: Phạm Phú Nghĩa’s photo shot with a drone camera features round boats in central Phú Yên province.

Sound and visual elements take visitors to different places across Việt Nam. They can better discover interesting stories of the life and people in Việt Nam through the filming of scenes and photographs.

The exhibition display artworks by Vietnamese and international artists from different countries, including well-known French photographer Réhahn. He was ranked one of the top 10 portrait photographers in the world and the second most popular French photographer on the internet, having been to over 35 countries and is currently living in Hội An City.

“I’ve been in almost all provinces in Việt Nam to take photos and show others how beautiful the country is. The more I travel, the more I am proud of living in Việt Nam,” said 24 year-old Phạm Phú Nghĩa who brings to the show several photos of Việt Nam taken from above.

Project Go Explore

This exhibition is a part of Go Explore, a non-profit community project aiming to promote Việt Nam’s tourism, art and culture. The project was launched by travel bloggers and videographers, local companies and travellers across Việt Nam.

Go Explore’s team has travelled around the country to produce 10 short videos promoting 10 destinations, photos and articles to market Việt Nam tourism in a fun, and creative way. They have also organised three travel-themed events in HCM City, Đà Nẵng, and Hà Nội to encourage Vietnamese people to travel more, and guide like-minded travellers on how to combine their passion for travelling and working remotely.

The exhibition runs until September 1 at Heritage Space located at Dolphin Plaza, 6 Nguyễn Hoàng Street, in Nam Từ Liêm District. — VNS