Being one of the rare female artists in Vietnam, Nguyễn Thúy Hằng has made her mark in both literature and fine arts; a constant shifting between the world of words and visuals. Despite the fast-growing operation of the contemporary art ‘machine’, she quieted her practice in contemplation for nearly two years before returning with Dew Drips, Smog Seeps: Sculptural Lament Collection.
In Dew Drips, Smog Seeps, Nguyễn aims to emphasize instances of enlightened emotions. Moments that pass in a blink of an eye are just as important as the long pauses in deep thought. These glimpses of moments are imprinted upon the sculptures. The interactions between the artist and medium appear within each dent, layering of paper and the barren bamboo roots collected from Cam Ranh. They reveal an unshackling from her consciousness and alludes to the last chapters of one’s life.
About Nguyễn Thúy Hằng Nguyễn
Thúy Hằng graduated from the Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts University in 2002 and soon realized that her love of words was something intrinsically connected to her visual imagination. Nguyễn’s art often combines various art forms, from large-scale sculptural installations to collaborations with dance, cinema, and music. Her work has been exhibited and collected widely.
Some of selected exhibitions: solo ‘Histoire d’un voyage: sand in my ears, adrift of the world’’, The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, HCMC, Vietnam, 2017; Group exhibition ‘On the stream’, The 3rd Kunming Art Biennale, Kunming Fine Arts Art Museum, China, 2016; Group exhibition ‘SHE’, Sweet Art-Ugly Duck Gallery, London, United Kingdom, 2016; Solo exhibition ‘The Warriors ’, CDEF Funds and Post Vidai Collection, Saigon Domaine, Saigon, Vietnam, 2015; Group exhibition ‘The Walker’, British Council, City Fine Arts Museum 2019, she will present her short stories collection ‘A damn life dreamers’ and exhibition ‘Art in the Forest’ in Hanoi.
Opening April 26 from 6.30 – 8.30
The exhibition runs until June 14th
6 Đường Lê Văn Miến, Thảo Điền, Quận 2, HCMC
About Vin Gallery
Based in the heart of District 2, Vin Gallery has established an active presence in art fairs across Asia by promoting cross-cultural hybridization. They aim to bring artists with critical practices to HCMC to share their work with the local art scene while simultaneously striving to discover and promote promising South East Asia artists to the international art scene. Their artists come from diverse cultural backgrounds and art educations, work with various mediums and have a spectrum of life experiences. They have strong conceptual and challenging visions, materialized in continually evolving forms which the Vin Gallery try to foster by creating networks and collaborations with other art spaces in Asia and beyond.