Welcome to the Goethe-Institut RiverScapes Blog.
Coordinated by Goethe-Institut Hanoi, 6 curators and 17 artists from Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia and the Philippines have been working on the subject of ecological and cultural change of major river landscapes in Southeast Asia, creating installations, photo series, video and sound installations. Riverscapes INFLUX Blog followed the artists’ working process and gives an insight on how the artworks evolved. The exhibition has been shown in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok, and will now tour the other participating countries until March 2013.
The exhibition will tour the following countries from April 2012 to March 2013:
A pair of lonely slippers, carried away by the flood, a pair of tattered, torn and worn out slippers…
they bear the mark of time; inside us they evoke memories and feelings of loss and pain, the feeling of drowning. In my work, these slippers, collected after the flood, tell a story – a story about people, experiences, about suffering and despair.
Curated by: Trang Luong
Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai
was born in Hanoi in 1983. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Visual Arts in Thailand and additionally lecturing at Hue Art School in Vietnam. She has participated in a number of exhibitions in China as well as in exchange programs between Chinese and Vietnamese artists. Her work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions in Vietnam since 2004. In her work, Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai frequently focuses her attention on the issues of femininity and being female through use of natural materials, which she deals with in terms of their transformation and destruction.
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