01b

PIECES OF TIME

PIECES OF TIME

ART PROJECT IN THE BASEMENT OF NATIONAL ASSEMBLY HOUSE
Curated by NGUYỄN THẾ SƠN

[see more about the whole project here]

ART PROJECT IN THE BASEMENT OF NATIONAL ASSEMBLY HOUSE
Curated by NGUYỄN THẾ SƠN

 [see more about the whole project here]

ARTWORK INFORMATION

ARTWORK INFORMATION

Material: Lacquer Installation

Dimensions: 1,8m x 2,3m x 3 Panels

Time: March - October 2018

Location: Vietnam National Assembly House



Material: Lacquer Installation

Dimensions: 1,8m x 2,3m x 3 Panels

Time: March - October 2018

Location: Vietnam National Assembly House

 

 

sonmai01a

“Pieces of Time” is the installation - lacquer work inspired by the archeological artifacts of the Ly - Tran dynasties displayed at the Archeological Museum in the basement of National Assembly House. As its name suggests, the work is comprised of 240 “pieces”, which are 240 lacquer paintings.

Placed along the corridor of the museum, the work can be considered the introductory chapter of our nation’s historical - cultural story. The story began with the history of Hanoi - then called Thang Long (“Rising Dragon), which was chosen as the capital city of Hanoi by Ly Thai To, the founder of the Ly Dynasty in 1010, marked the opening of a flourishing period for the country.

Throughout the history of Vietnam, Ly & Tran are considered two of the most prosperous dynasties in different aspects. Choosing the artifacts of these two dynasties for my artwork, I would like to express my aspiration for the thriving development of the country. With the time-honored patterns, the interlocking lacquer paintings express my appreciation for the cultural - historical values and the traditional arts. At the same time, modernized patterns are also incorporated into the work. This not only represents the combination of the past and present, the fusion of different time periods and spaces, but it also indicates the inheritance of the national history and culture.

Using lacquer painting techniques, a traditional Vietnamese form of painting in order to create the decorative details, this work represents our nation’s pride.

 

“Pieces of Time” is the installation - lacquer work inspired by the archeological artifacts of the Ly - Tran dynasties displayed at the Archeological Museum in the basement of National Assembly House. As its name suggests, the work is comprised of 240 “pieces”, which are 240 lacquer paintings.

Placed along the corridor of the museum, the work can be considered the introductory chapter of our nation’s historical - cultural story. The story began with the history of Hanoi - then called Thang Long (“Rising Dragon), which was chosen as the capital city of Hanoi by Ly Thai To, the founder of the Ly Dynasty in 1010, marked the opening of a flourishing period for the country.

Throughout the history of Vietnam, Ly & Tran are considered two of the most prosperous dynasties in different aspects. Choosing the artifacts of these two dynasties for my artwork, I would like to express my aspiration for the thriving development of the country. With the time-honored patterns, the interlocking lacquer paintings express my appreciation for the cultural - historical values and the traditional arts. At the same time, modernized patterns are also incorporated into the work. This not only represents the combination of the past and present, the fusion of different time periods and spaces, but it also indicates the inheritance of the national history and culture.

Using lacquer painting techniques, a traditional Vietnamese form of painting in order to create the decorative details, this work represents our nation’s pride. 

THE DETAILS

THE DETAILS

THE MAKING OF

 

THE MAKING OF

01d

The artwork consists 240 pieces of lacquer paintings and took more than 4 months of intense work to create with the help of 2 artists assistants (big thanks to my friend Tịch and Thông).

Location: Mr. Trieu Khac Tien's studio (PhD Lacquer - Tokyo University of Fine Art, Lecturer at Vietnam University of Fine Art)

The artwork consists 240 pieces of lacquer paintings and took more than 4 months of intense work to create with the help of 2 artists assistants (big thanks to my friend Tịch and Thông).

Location: Mr. Trieu Khac Tien's studio (PhD Lacquer - Tokyo University of Fine Art, Lecturer at Vietnam University of Fine Art)

A quick step-by-step to demonstate the basic process of the artwork

A quick step-by-step to demonstate the basic process of the artwork

After being polished, 240 "pieces" now being divided and installed into 3 wooden panels of 1,8 x 2,3m.


And lastly, a picture of me next to the artwork!

After being polished, 240 "pieces" now being divided and installed into 3 wooden panels of 1,8 x 2,3m.

 And lastly, a picture of me next to the artwork!

tacgia2
line2
fb4
in3
be3

DESIGNED BY XUÂN LAM © 2019

DESIGNED BY XUÂN LAM © 2019