Changes in Hanoi via Son’s eyes

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‘Nha mat pho’ (Town home) by Nguyen The Son, inspired by the monumental changes in the city, will open at Hanoi Goethe Institute at 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street from March 8 to 28.

Changes in Hanoi via Son’s eyes

By Hanh Thu in Hanoi

‘Nha mat pho’ (Town home) by Nguyen The Son, inspired by the monumental changes in the city, will open at Hanoi Goethe Institute at 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street from March 8 to 28.

Son has arranged ad posters into rows of houses via digital technology so that viewers can grasp the staggering changes of the city. Dozen-of-meter-high posters covering the whole front face of the homes attract passers-by.

Those homes which were considered the future of the city for years have changed. Due to the ad posters, windows and balconies no longer connect neighborly relations between families and what is left behind these posters is a somber living space.

Son used a special print method on xuyen chi paper and silk as a fine combination of modern and traditional technique. On top of that, he lets viewers feel reality and illusion via the photographic installation art.

Born in 1978 in Hanoi, Son graduated from the Hanoi University of Fine Arts with a painting major. He has joined many exhibitions at home and in China.

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