|Exhibition: Artist Phan Hải Bằng will showcase artworks made of bamboo paper at the Goethe Institute starting tomorrow. — Photo goethe.de|
HÀ NỘI — An exhibition showcasing artworks made of trúc chỉ (bamboo paper) will be opened to the public starting at 6pm tomorrow at the Goethe Institute.
The production of paper made from bamboo has a long tradition in some Asian countries, but the process is usually completed with the moulding of the paper.
But this is just the beginning for trúc chỉ – a new form of art in which artists interact with the wet structure of the paper in the frame and use water pressure and other techniques to change the surface. Unique images are created this way. Some artists process the resulting images further, using brush or collage techniques.
The person behind the new discovery of bamboo paper for Contemporary Art is artist Phan Hải Bằng, who developed new techniques for the treatment of the material.
The Trúc Chỉ – Listen To The River exhibition is open through July 15 at 56-58 Nguyễn Thái Học Street.
Two workshops on the techniques and process of making trúc chỉ will be held on July 2 at 10 am and 2pm. Artist Bằng will also present a public talk at 7pm that day. — VNS