Danish-supported Vietnamese artist brings back war-memories

Childhood flashbacks and an obsession about the war, especially the damages it caused to many generations of Vietnamese, will be the theme of young artist Pham Van Truong’s installation work titled “Bomb”, which is sponsored by the Danish Cultural Development and Exchange Fund.
A 100-square-meter section will be filled with glass pieces stuck on a plastic cover. A viewer looking at the work will feel like standing at the edge of a bomb crater and see their images shattered into pieces.
“Everybody is an unexploded bomb full of energy. But, somehow, due to some unexpected reasons, they forget that energy or not dare to explode or release that energy. Everyone must dream and dare to follow that dream.” Pham Van Truong says. The exhibit will remain open at the Vietnam Fine Art Museum, 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc, until July 27 and entrance will be free.


 

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