Khuôn Dạng

Artists / Nghệ sĩ: Yến Dương, Nguyễn Phương & Joseph Gobin, Trần Lê Quỳnh Anh, Prune Phi,

Nguyễn Duy Tuấn & Alexander Dupeyron, Lê Nguyễn Duy Phương, Mai Nguyên Anh.

Part of Photo Hanoi’21 at Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA), Hanoi, Vietnam.

At a time of pandemic and technology explosion, we are drifting further apart from each other, both mentally and physically. The artists in the show have chosen to react to this torrent, and in their own way have turned the process of photography into a methodology for finding connection and community. Some experiment with alternative photographic processes to accentuate their relationship with nature and surroundings. Others make use of photography’s expanded palette to seek their bond within families and nationalities. While some others, through careful observation and self-examination, are subtly highlighting social paradoxes.

To navigate the assembly of processes and materialities that we call photography today is to acknowledge and embrace the overwhelming richness and complexity of human experience. And the complexity and empathy that these artists embody in their work that we see here is a testament to all these precious experiences of being human.