The 24th of July the exhibition “Business As Usual” opened at Hanoi Future Art. The artists include three Danes, Anne Bennike, Søren Thilo Funder and Theis Wendt. The remaining three artists are from Vietnam. The exchibition shows art in a broad variety of media such as installations, video art and paintings.
Despite its name, the exhibition is in no way business as usual, says its Danish curator, Toke Lykkerberg. The exhibition is a result of close corroboration between the Danish and Vietnamese artists. Besides working on artwork together the artists also have their own projects. The Danish artist Anne Bennike has created art from simple materials like an old package, a can and paper waste. Bennike has for instance made an art piece that consists of two forms of trash, one from Vietnam and the other from Denmark. The trash has been stuffed into a bin, with the trash bursting out. The message behind is that Vietnamese and Danes face the same environmental issues. The question is whether or not to do something about it. – Should we keep releasing trash without considering the environment and the earth?
“This exhibition is a great art exchange and dialogue between Vietnam and Denmark. Moreover, it confirms the truth that art can connect people and make people close to each other,” says Tove Degnbol, Danish vice ambassador to Vietnam
The exhibition is funded by the Cultural Development and Exchange Fund of the Embassy of Denmark and will run till August 21st 2009.
Address: Hanoi Future Art, House 64, lane 310, Nghi Tam Street, Tay Ho, Hanoi.