* Into Thin Air - Hanoi
“Into thin air” is a series of site-specific and context-responsive contemporary/experimental artworks and projects initiated and curated by Manzi art space under the theme ‘Creating art to inspire and challenge the public, to foster and nurture dialogue with the authorities, to encourage artists to re-engage and re-explore local historical/political/social contexts and spaces.’
My work Off Road is an installation participated in "Into Thin Air", which is made up of a real Russian military car UAZ469 and four resin turtle sculptures. These animals replace the wheels of the car and are poised to head into different directions.
This work is inspired by the hardship we encounter when we work together, when we try to persuade a crowd, when we run in a group. Using metaphorical satire I unite individual elements in a way that renders their cooperation impossible to highlight the striking contrast between them.
Artists participating in Into Thin Air include:
- Nguyễn Thế Sơn
- Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng
- Lê Giang
- Lê Thanh Tùng
- Bill Nguyen & Nam Trần
- Nguyễn Quốc Thành
- Echoes – an application for a virtual tour
- Nhung Nguyễn
- Think Play Ground group
- Bui Cong Khánh