A work by Uu Dam Tran Nguyen. (Photo of the organising board)
 
Hanoi (VNA) - Contemporary artists from the Republic of Korea and Vietnam are presenting their work in different materials at an exhibition in Hanoi. 

The exhibition entitled Undefined Boundary is being held at the Korean Cultural Centre and Heritage Space. The artists are Seulki Ki, Heaven Baek, Woosung Lee, Woosung Lee, Uu Dam Tran Nguyen, Phi Phi Oanh, Bui Cong Khanh and Lai Dieu Ha. 

The art works take various forms such as painting, photography, installation and video centred on the theme of ‘boundary’. 

"The Korean artists introduce the current state of Korea from their own perspective, invoking the hidden ‘boundaries’ from the corners of Korean society," said Hye Young Kim, one of the curators of the exhibition

Ki dismantles the audience’s visual and perceptual memories and experiences by framing familiar places in two dimensional planes of photography, while Baek portrays the invisible boundaries that stand among the social classes and groups. 

Lee demonstrates expresses people with vivacious colours yet in a serious manner and exhibits his productions in public places. Jo addresses the issue of urban redevelopment by paying attention to the naratives of individuals situated in insecure circumstances in a society where community comes first. 

"Through their own art, the artists have pointed out and evoked possibilities of connection, cognition, understanding and discovery of things unseen or un-thought," said Nguyen Anh Tuan, another exhibition curator. 

Using a distinctly designed technology system, License 2 Draw Laser Target Shooting by Uu Dam Tran Nguyen offers viewers the ability to co-create and interact with art in the present, ignoring time and spatial boundaries.

Oanh’s work is a sculptural light installation consisting of a projection of miniature ‘lacquer skins’ onto a translucent silk screen, whereas Hà goes beyond traditional plastic art limits by using organic materials, shifting from being a consumer good to art. 

Khanh reproduces his work entitled White Maze with ceramics. White Maze is a replication of a city in war zones from a bird’s eye view, the artist poses questions about the undefined or unstable state of human shelters. 

The exhibition is an initiative under the programme NEXT Expert Training’ of Korea Arts Management Service and is co-hosted by cultural centre in Vietnam and Korea Arts Management Service. 

Roundtables will be held on March 16 and 17 with professionals of visual arts from the Republic of Korea and Vietnam to discuss each country’s art scenes. The exhibition runs until March 31 at 49 Nguyen Du Street and Dolphin Plaza, 28 Tran Binh Street, Hanoi.-VNA