For the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and France and in honor of these two countries, a surprising photo exhibition is taking place right now in the heart of the city from April 7th to 30th, 2018, with a free entrance from 8:00 am to 6 pm. The theme of this project is the result of a play on words between the traditional French Pot-au-feu and the Vietnamese Pho soup.
But who are the instigators of this project? Julien Brun and Nguyễn Dạ Quyên are at the origin. We met Julien Brun during our visit who was working on new photos. He told us about his motivation and explained how he and his colleague Nguyễn Dạ Quyên managed to complete this project.
For more than 7 years, they traveled through Vietnam looking for the most common moments as the most exceptional to capture photos in order to highlight the strong cultural relations between France and Vietnam. Did you know that the French language is at the origin of more than 500 Vietnamese words like the Pho which comes from Pot Au Feu, this delicious French dish imported in Vietnam under the French Indochina period?
During our visit, a monochrome photo is highlighted. Would it be so simple? No, because at the center of this photo a colored element attracts our attention. This element is the representation of a word that the two cultures share today in everyday life. It’s up to you to play and discover this linguistic link that unites Vietnam and France. About sixty photos are presented and thanks to a flyer provided at the entrance you will find the connections!
This exhibition allows you to travel to the four corners of Vietnam for a coming and going between the verb and the image in the daily life of people. A playful and intelligent project allowing you to improve your Vietnamese and/or French while discovering some clichés of exceptional beauty.
From 07 to 30 April 2018
Free admission from 08:00 to 18:00
126 Nguyen Thi Minh Kai Street, District 3. HCMC