Painter Thuy Thủy works on an artwork at her new art space. — Photo courtesy of the artist
HÀ NỘI — Artist Nguyễn Thu Thủy, initiator of the record-breaking Ceramic Road in Hà Nội, has just inaugurated the New Hà Nội Art Space, reviewing her works over the past ten years.
The five-storey building overlooking West Lake also hosts art events and new creative projects by the artist.
The first floor is decorated with murals representing the signature flowers of the capital.
On the second floor, Thủy displays mini editions of her significant pieces which have won awards at home and abroad, such as the Ceramic Road along the Red River, the lotus-shaped fountain in Mai Xuân Thưởng Park (at the southeast corner of West Lake), the 312sq.m national flag at Trường Sa Lớn Island, the Mirror House in Hà Nội’s Thống Nhất Park and two murals on the lotus marsh at Nôi Bài International Airport which received medals at the International A' Design Awards in 2018 and 2019 in Italy, respectively. Not to mention the images of the French - Vietnamese Spring event in France last year, in which Thủy and artists of her New Hà Nội Company made a mural along the Seine River and presented an áo dài (traditional long dress) collection in Choisy le Roi city.
The third and fourth floors are galleries of Vietnamese and foreign painters and photographers, including Lại Diễn Đàm, Nguyễn Hữu Bảo, Lê Việt Khánh, Lê Huy, Consuelo le Mire (Chile), Maria Teresa Bobbio (Argentina), Dominique de Miscault (France) and Xiomara Perez (Panama). The artworks depict the icons of Việt Nam, such as Long Biên Bridge, Sword Lake, West Lake, the Old Quarter, Ha Long Bay, the imperial city of Huế and nightlife in HCM City. These foreign artists also have some parts on the Ceramic Road.
Thủy wears her fashion design imprinted with Long Biên Bridge and stands in front of a photo of the bridge.
There is a room with abstract paintings reflected through mirrors creating impressive visual effects. It’s designed by Thủy and Mike Savad from New Jersey (United States).
On the occasion, Thủy also introduces her experiment in fashion. She released a collection of áo dài and dresses imprinted with images of significant flowers, architecture and landscape of Hà Nội and Việt Nam.
“The fashion show by the Seine River brought much inspiration for me in fashion,” said Thủy. “I am aware that fashion is a good way to promote culture and images of the country.”
Located at 97 Nguyễn Đình Thi Street, the art space opens every day from 9am to 7pm with the aim to promote Việt Nam’s art and culture and delight Vietnamese and foreign art lovers in the capital.
Many ambassadors and diplomats attended the opening ceremony on Saturday. — VNS
The art space will promote Vietnamese art and culture to Vietnamese and international visitors.