Hanoi first to host exhibition of rivers in SEA
Illustrative image (Source: Internet)
An exhibition, called “ Riverscapes In Flux”, opened in the Vietnam Fine
Arts Museum in Hanoi on Apr. 12. Organised by the Goethe Institute in
Hanoi , the exhibition showcases the works of 17 young artists from
Vietnam , Thailand , Myanmar , Cambodia , Indonesia and the
The institute’s Director, Meyer
Zollitsch, said that the exhibition highlights the key ecological issues
in Southeast Asia . In their work the artists reflect the ecological
as well as socio-economic and cultural changes that the rivers in these
countries are currently experiencing.
Four of the
artists who have works on display are Vietnamese. Nguyen The Son from
Hanoi took a series of photos of particularly sensitive areas of the
Red River and Luong Hue Trinh’s sound installation focuses on the
ecological consequences of the intensive economic exploitation of the
Mekong River .
Phan Thao Nguyen from Ho Chi Minh
City concentrates on the fishing industry along the Mekong River .
Using sound, photographs and video clips, some shot by the fishermen
themselves, his work documents the ecological as well as social and
cultural impact of industrialisation in the Mekong delta. Nguyen Thi
Thanh Mai from Hue reflects on the victims of the devastating floods
in Hue in 1999, with her installation of 60 wooden boxes containing
objects found along the Huong River , such as shoes and sandals.
The exhibition will be open to the public from April
12-29 in Hanoi and from May 12-26 in Ho Chi Minh City . It will
then tour Thailand , Cambodia and the Philippines.-VNA