Hanoi exhibition is a family affair

VietNamNet Bridge – The Đối Thoại Thường Ngày (Daily Conversation) exhibition is something of a family affair, with the silk painting and installation art featuring works by a mother-daughter duo.

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An installation by artist Vu Kim Thu. Photo Nguyen Binh


The exhibit is the first veteran artist Le Kim My and her daughter Vu Kim Thu have displayed their work together, combining Thu’s unique installation works and her mother’s silk paintings of Hanoi, the host city of the exhibition.

The artworks feature daily life in the capital, from saleswomen sitting under tangled electric wires to the city’s bustling markets.

Despite working in different mediums, the two artists recount the everyday stories they share.

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Hang Vai Street sized at 21cm by 30cm by artist Le Kim My.


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Quiet street in Lunar New Year sized 21cm by 30cm.


"My mother and I often ride a motorbike to the old town to enjoy Hanoi food like bún or phở on different streets," said Thu. "In that journey, I see how my mother looks at Hanoi. For me, this exhibition is a view of Hanoi from the perspective of my mother. This is a very special experience."

According to Thu, the link between their work is that they both live in a family and love Hanoi.

"Thư still pursues her style that combines dó (poonah) paper, lantern and installation," said artist Vu Bach Lien at the exhibition opening ceremony. "It is great that the mother and daughter have an exhibition together. Uniqueness is the difference in materials and ways of expression. The contemporary installations are harmonious with silk painting."

Looking at My’s works, exhibition visitors can see the street corners, streets, signs, shops and other things that are typical of Hanoi, in light colours.

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Ta Hien Street sized at 21cm by 42cm.


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Quiet street in Lunar New Year sized 30cm by 40cm.


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Quiet street in Lunar New Year sized 21cm by 30cm.


Unlike her mother, Thu’s works are a combination of Vietnamese dó paper; Japanese washi paper and Chinese suanzhi paper. Three works of three-dimensional installation are displayed separately at the exhibition.

The exhibition will run at the French cultural institute L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street until April 30. 

Source: VNS

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