Young sculptor presents "The Birds'

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One of 150 artworks by sculptor Thai Nhat Minh to be displayed at the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi from April 21-27

A special exhibition of works by sculptor Thai Nhat Minh named "The Birds" will open at the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi on April 21.

The exhibition is a journey by the artist through the world of birds. Minh has made 150 small sculptures of birds with wood and aluminum casting.

These sculptures combine with bamboo to create two display spaces.

The first one includes three square columns about 3m height, 4550 cm width, from the ground up to the ceiling of the exhibition site. In addition, the artist uses straight, solid, dashed bamboo sections to form a cramped space a birdcage. Inside the cage are many birds in different postures and moods.

The second space is an 80-square-meter room, created by bamboo sections connected with others, bended into curves as arcs to mimic the orbit of the birds.

The display is so unique that the "audience can only feel connected with their own thoughts and imagination," the museum says in a press release.

Thai Nhat Minh, 29, is one of the 16 sculptors to join the "Hanoi Saigon" exhibition. A 2009 graduate of the Hanoi Fine Arts University, he has received many awards including one from the  Vietnam Fine Arts Association at the National Fine Arts Festival in 2011.

The Vietnam Fine Arts Museum is located at 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Ba Dinh District. "The Birds" will fly until April 27.

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