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Triển Lãm „Nàng K…“ của Franca Bartholomäi @ Goethe-Institut Hanoi

Exhibition A girl named K...
An event in the project The girl K...
More information about the project: https://www.goethe.de/ins/vn/en/kul/sup/rrk.html

Opening: 07.10.2019 | 6 pm
Exhibition: 08.10. - 20.10.2019 và 25.- 27.10.2019
Goethe-Institut Hanoi
56-60 Nguyen Thai Hoc

Inspired by Vietnamese national epic Truyện Kiều - The Girl Kiều, artist Franca Bartholomäi created a wall installation of woodcuts and papercuts that offers a whole new view on the time-honored epic.

Kiều’s name is deliberately abbreviated in the exhibition title, A Girl Named K, since Franca Bartholomäi’s mission was not to create a faithful illustration of Nguyễn Du’s book Truyện Kiều – The Girl Kiều. Instead, she incorporated her own point of view. The woodcuts and papercuts are no renditions of Truyện Kiều, but rather bear Franca Bartholomäi’s own signature: Her metaphorically charged arrangements wed Nguyễn Du’s material and poetic imagery with Bartholomäi’s own associations and reflections on the subject.
In her cuts, Franca Bartholomäi works with her notion of Kiều as well as the overarching themes of the great lyrical epic, from shame, guilt, and humiliation to dignity and hope and a quest for warmth, security, and love.

Franca Bartholomäi’s black and white art exudes as sense of calm, a counterpole to the frantic pace of events in Truyện Kiều as well as to our own everyday lives. Her art invites us to ponder and muse, and perhaps discover a new aspect of Kiều’s story.

Franca Bartholomäi (* 1975) has been working as a freelance artist since 2003. Her specialties include woodcuts, merging modern approaches with revered medieval craftsmanship. Having studied painting and graphic design at Burg Giebichenstein in Halle, she has been teaching graphic design since 2010. She won numerous scholarships and was awarded the Landeskunstpreis Sachsen-Anhalt in 2013. Bartholomäi’s patrons include the art collection at the German Bundestag, the State of Saxony-Anhalt, and the Public Library New York.

Friday, 18 October

9:00am - 7:00pm

Goethe-Institut Hanoi | 56-60 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hanoi

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