Southeast Asian artists to present Riverscapes IN FLUX in HCMC

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Artists from Southeast Asian countries will present their artworks at the Cactus Contemporary Art Gallery in Ho Chi Minh City from May 12 to 26 thanks to a Goethe Institute project.

 

According to a press release from the institute, the project, including an artist talk on May 14 at 6 p.m. includes 17 artists from Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia and the Philippines.

 

The project is called the International Eco-Cultural Art Project on the River Landscapes in Southeast Asia.

 

Southeast Asia is characterized by big river landscapes like no other place in the world: the Red River and the Mekong, the Irrawaddy and the Chaopraya.

 

"Yet these lifelines and vital ecosystems are acutely endangered by the consequences of socio-economic development and climate change. The riverscapes, and with them the livelihoods of millions of people, face the threat of destruction," according to the institute.

 

The art exhibition, "Riverscapes IN FLUX", conceptualized and organized by the Goethe Institute in Vietnam, "seeks to create a discourse on this ecological key issue in a new context. The Goethe Institute invited young artists from Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Indonesia and the Philippines to reflect in their work the ecological as well as socio-economic and cultural changes that the riverscapes in these countries are currently experiencing."

 

Art and creativity are, according to Goethe Institute, supposed to foster an understanding for the invaluable ecological as well as cultural meaning of riverscapes beyond borders.

 

After Hanoi and HCMC, Goethe Institute will present the exhibition in Bangkok, Phnom Penh, Jakarta and Manila.

 

Visit the exhibition online: http://blog.goethe.de/riverscapes

 

Cactus Contemporary Art is located on 17/12 Nguyen Huy Tuong Street, Ward 6, Binh Thanh District, HCMC.

 

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