|Exhibition Cụng, Đụng, Chạm will show the result of an artist residency and co-authoring programme with the communities from the activist group “The Pioneers for the Voice of Ethnic Minorities”. — Photo courtesy of iSEE Institute FB
HÀ NỘI — An exhibition by the artist residency group Cụng, Đụng, Chạm (literally meaning ‘touch’) and ethnic minority groups goes on display from tomorrow at the Hà Nội Old Quarter Culture Exchange Centre from 7pm tomorrow.
The residency and co-authoring programme comes from the activist group “The Pioneers for the Voice of Ethnic Minorities”.
During the residency which lasted for 30 days in May, four artist groups from Hà Nội lived and worked with representatives of ethnic minority communities in Lào Cai, Yên Bái, and Đắk Nông provinces.
The representatives are aware of their ethnic identity, and believe it is best to let insiders solve their own issues. The group chose to speak up to boost understanding between different cultures, between minorities and the majority.
The co-authoring groups will present their results of this first ‘touch’ at the exhibition, followed by a talk with the co-authoring communities.
The free entrance exhibition is open to the public until June 20 at the Hà Nội Old Quarter Culture Exchange Centre, 50 Đào Duy Từ Street.
After the exhibition, the works will be given back to the ethnic minority communities who co-authored them. — VNS