This June 16th begins Thai Phien’s exhibition dedicated to the body through a photo exhibition of nudes. After years of preparing and regulating regulatory hurdles, Thai Phien will finally be able to unveil his collection of nudes in a public exhibition at the Ho Chi Minh City Photography Association from June 16 to 20, 2018. A large number of photos coming from his book Mien Co Tich (Fairytale Land) freshly released pay tribute to the beauty of the bodies in nature on which the photographer pay a tender look. The strength of this exhibition? It is in its theme quite difficult to implement, always on the edge of the razor or you must be careful not to fall into vulgarity or charm.
Thai Phien is a member of FIAP (International Federation of Art Photography) and PSA (Photographic Society of America) and has received 52 awards during his local and international career. More than 300 of his works have already been selected for exhibitions in more than 60 countries.
He is the second after Hao Nhien who exhibited in 2017 his nudes at the Ho Chi Minh City Fine Art Association, to have received an official governmental authorization in a country where nude photography was born illegitimate and still waiting to be officially recognized to be treated the same way as other forms of art. It is clear that Hao Nhien and Thai Phien’s actions have made a major step up to the Vietnamese artistic community. Indeed, the Department of Fine Arts, Photography, and Exhibitions of Vietnam already plans to hold the first nude exhibition in Hanoi next month featuring artists such as Thai Phien, Duong Quoc Dinh, Nguyen Dzung Art, Dao Duc Hieu, Pho Ba Cuong and Nguyen A, at the Exhibition House, 29 Hang Bai, Hanoi, on July 23-27.
Thai Phien photo exhibition – Ho Chi Minh City Photography Association
Date: 16 – 20 June 2018
Adress: 122 Suong Nguyet Anh Street, District 1. HCMC