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Contemporary jewelry, sculpture brought to Vietnam audience

Friday, June 27, 2014, 18:30 GMT+7
Contemporary jewelry, sculpture brought to Vietnam audience
Artist Truc Anh shows two foreign visitors his work and the concept behind it.

An art exhibition, held at Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon, brought contemporary jewelry and sculptures created by two overseas Vietnamese artists, Duong Sam Tho and Truc Anh, to both local and foreign audiences in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday night.

During the event, held at Atrium Lounge, Truc Anh presented the new sculptures from a series titled "Relative" made from metal and paper along with a light performance showcased via video projections on the wall from the 5th floor to the 21st floor of the Atrium Lounge.

"I want to use the vertiginous architecture of Atrium Lounge to show the video up to the highest floor of the building. This broad perspective will help you to interpret the space as the interior of your mind, like a tunnel of dreams with vivid visual and color sensations, evoking the inner potential of every human being,” he told Tuoitrenews.

“It took me a month and a half to prepare for the exhibition, the idea of which came into shape when I visited the Atrium Lounge and figured out how to incorporate the shape of my sculptures into the structure of the lounge.”

Meanwhile, Duong Sam Tho, accompanied by his jewelry collection “Frozen,” brought a sense of dedication to the environmental protection.

“The necklace of this collection made ​​me think about beautiful nature. I am trying to convey my emotion in my jewelry in the form of a tree, a branch and a fruit covered with ice crystals in an environment in which the temperature falls below zero,” he said.

The exhibition was a part of the “Live Life to Discover” campaign, an annual event organized for the third time at 155 Renaissance properties in 34 destinations around the world.

During his career, artist Truc Anh has worked in many areas of media arts, including painting, drawing, photography, film, sculpture, and performing.

His most recent exhibitions include Jaquoire en Patrioche at galleries Sator, Paris, France; Solo Project Art Fair in Basel, Switzerland; and the Delhi Photo Festival in New Delhi, India. In September this year, his works will be included in Tentoonstelling: Sounds of Silence (De stem van de stilte) at CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands.

Artist Duong Sam Tho, who has worked in the jewelry industry for many years, has showed his artworks at many major museums in the world and a number of specialized galleries, including the Victoria & Albert Museum and the British Museum Design & Art (MAD) in New York.

Tho, who currently lives and works in Pforzheim, Germany, has won numerous awards in his career, including the Friedrich Becker award in 2014.

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Thoai Tran

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