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Exibihtion: 'Another Crossing' by Bảo Vương @ Manzi

Manzi Art Space is pleased to present ‘ANOTHER CROSSING' by visual artist Bao Vuong featuring his latest series of paintings and a durational performance.

Born in Vietnam by the end of the 1970's, Bao Vuong's family fled from Vietnam when he was one year old on a boat like thousands of boat people leaving the country in this period of time.

The series of paintings in ANOTHER CROSSING is a projection of the nights in the open seas spent out by his family on the run, the same nights that hundreds of thousands of refugees have lived through the centuries and still know each day. Forsaken in the dark, without no a clue. Darkness increases imminent death and swallows those that have sacrificed and lost everything worth living. Black paint awakens fears associated with the exile, while reflections of light on the paint strokes represent shimmers of hope that give birth to a survival instinct, echoing the promise for a better world.

The performance piece by Bao Vuong in the exhibition entitled "Nước"/Water is a creation of a graphic work in situ, which will start on the first day of the exhibition and will end four days later.
Five days locked, deprived of contact, without food, relying only on the goodwill of the sky to hydrate. It will be a kind of long invocation, an ultimate test, to remember, to be closer to the memory of his parents, and the two hundred people with whom they shared a boat, of their suffering, those of all the boat people and all the migrants. It is for him a necessity, an extreme act to understand, to relive and question, to alert, and to create.

ANOTHER CROSSING opens on 7 June and continues till 5 July. The performance starts at 7.00PM, 7 June and ends on 11 June. The whole performance will be broadcast live on Manzi's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/manzihanoi/

Communications Partner:
Hanoi Grapevine http://hanoigrapevine.com/



Every Monday

8:00am - 10:00pm

Manzi | 14 Phan Huy Ich, Ba Dinh, Hanoi


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