Twins to exhibit installations in Hue

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An installation arts exhibition called "The Numbers" by twin artists Le Duc Hai and Le Ngoc Thanh will open at the New Space Arts Foundation in the ancient royal capital of Hue on December 11.

The exhibition consists of three art works: Bowls and chopsticks (1945); Dorm beds (1991) installation of two double-deck dorm beds (180cmx80cmx160cm); and Into the sea (2011) a video art work lasting 59 minutes.

The installation exhibition of 1,945 bowls and chopsticks painted with red lacquer and trimmed with gold represents more than two million Vietnamese people who starved to death in the 1945 famine before the August Revolution of the same year.

The double-storey beds, also painted with red lacquer and trimmed with gold along with dragon and phoenix patterns are the artists' memories of their beautiful, but poor student life when they studied at the Hue University of Fine Arts.

"Into the sea" is a tribute to Vietnamese ancestors and the native land that also highlights current issues.

"The Numbers" is a project that has been done by the brothers with the help of volunteers over two years beginning in 2010.

The exhibition will run until January 11.

The New Space Arts Foundation is located on the 2nd floor, 15 Le Loi Street, Hue Town, Thua Thien-Hue Province.

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