Simple-looking terracotta pieces of curious shapes are being showcased in a contemporary exhibit in Hanoi.
The exhibition is running at Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc St. in Ba Dinh District, from Friday to Thursday next week (May 11).
Artist Nguyen Nguyen Ha showcases ten pottery objects of curious shapes such as worms, snails, cocoons and stylized jars.
Meanwhile, artist Thai Nhat Minh introduces his oeuvre themed ‘Tim Trong Ky Uc’ (Nostalgia), which are inspired by pottery wares dexterously created by craftspeople at Huong Canh Pottery Village.
The 300-year-old village, nestled in the northern province of Vinh Phuc, has been long known for its no-glaze terracotta items.
Minh’s pieces and installations are reminiscent of the pastoral life hundreds of years ago, during which people held dear their terracotta items for daily use.
Both the artists’ works arouse curiosity, imagination and prompt profound contemplation among beholders.
Below are some of the displayed works.