The Factory would like to send a big thank-you to all the artists who applied to our ‘Materialize’ program for 2018; all applications showed dedication, talent, with a mutual love and respect for art-making!
A big congratulations to the two artists who made it this year! In September we have Nguyễn Trung Nghĩa (Da Nang), using organic traditional materials from his hometown such as thorny bamboo (bambusa blumeana) and resin extracted from ‘dầu rái’ (a rainforest plant in found in Mekong Delta) to create a metaphor of how humans adapt to the environment around them. In December, Đặng Tuấn Nghĩa (Hanoi) will work with multiple media focusing on his childhood fears and obsessions exploring the influence of intimate spaces and objects (such as the house he lived in, the dining table of his family or his own bed when he was a child) on the understanding of human behavior.
It will be exciting to see how these new talents challenge themselves with space, ideas and concept when realizing their exhibitions @ The Factory.
Thank you to the jurors and Indochina Arts Partnership for their support of this program.
For more information about ‘Materialize’, please click here.