Iron chairs designed and created by minimalist painter Lê Thiết Cương since 2001 will be on display at Chuyện Ghế (The Stories about Chairs) Exhibition. Photo anninhthudo.vn
HÀ NỘI — A collection of 30 iron chairs, designed by minimalist artist Lê Thiết Cương since 2001, will be on display at the Chuyện Ghế (Stories about Chairs) exhibition at Gallery39 from August 9-19.
This is the first exhibition in Việt Nam to specialise in chairs made by an artist. Besides Cương's work, several ancient chairs included in the Việt Nam woodwork collection of the gallery will be exhibited.
A representative of Gallery39 said the Chuyện Ghế exhibition would offer the clearest definition about the artist’s perception of minimalist design. Cương’s works, ranging from painting and sculpture to design, include condensed and concise meanings behind their simple appearances.
The exhibition also showcases new works by artists Lê Vi, Bình Nhi, Phương Bình and Phan Minh Châu, among others.
After Hà Nội, the Chuyện Ghế exhibition will travel to Huế City from August 29 to September 29; and later to HCM City and then Đà Lạt in the central province of Lâm Đồng.
In each city, one chair will be auctioned and the money raised will be contributed to the Warm Hearts Fund. — VNS