July 28, 2013
July 6, 2013
Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng
A collaboration of manzi art space with Galerie Quynh (HCMC), 'One Planet' is a solo exhibiton by visual artist Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng - one of the most important young artists in Vietnam.
‘One Planet’ features Hùng's new sculptural installations which was on show in Ho Chi Minh City early this year and a series of his paintings that the artist himself refers to as 'Mauvais Gout' (‘bad taste') entitled ‘We’ve been here’.
Drawing from his own personal history growing up in a cramped Soviet style apartment block in Hanoi, Hùng reflects on the idea of community, the conflicts that exist within and without constructed societies, and the complexities of civic development and individual responsibility. How is a community defined? Is the traditional idea of community just hollow rhetoric or an ideal that can evolve and adapt to modern day Vietnam? Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng confronts these issues with his trademark irony and humor highlighting the oftentimes absurdity of human behavior and endeavor.
'One Planet' in Hanoi is supported by the Prince Claus Fund for Culture & Development