Back Arts & Culture » Music & Art » 'The White Distance' Ruminates on the Pandemic Gaps Within Ourselves

'The White Distance' Ruminates on the Pandemic Gaps Within Ourselves

The final exhibition of Heritage Space's annual contemporary international art exchange project, "Month of Art Practice - MAP 2021," will be on display in Hanoi until December 12.

The 7th season of MAP is sponsored by the Goethe-Institut, the Korea Foundation, The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam and the Swiss Embassy. The exhibition is titled "the WHITE DISTANCE," reflecting on the spaces formed by the pandemic. Thereby, it not only creates a forum for educational interaction between Vietnamese and foreign artists, but also revises the physical and psychological gaps in human existence.

After a weekly series of online talks from July to September, MAP 2021 was officially launched with the involvement of 20 foreign and Vietnamese artists. They spent more than eight weeks practicing creativity and art exchange through 17 separate projects, expressing their perspectives on the gap caused by the epidemic. Personal thoughts, hopes for a world without distance, or fictional stories are all sources of inspiration.

From Vietnam, some notable names that are included in the project are Mai Huyền Chi, Đặng Hồng Anh and Quỳnh Lâm, among others.

The goal of this year's program is to provide the public with opportunities to enjoy and approach a wonderful world of contemporary art. Especially since COVID-19 has affected our world for almost two years, transforming the concept of "distance" into alarming terms like quarantine, lockdown and curfew, bringing humanity into a new historical chapter.

The exhibition “the WHITE DISTANCE” runs until December 12 from 10am to 8pm daily. More details are available here.

Related Articles

in Music & Arts

How a Hanoi Collective Found Audio-Visual Beauty in Bamboo and Red River Soil

Traditional music in Vietnam is a complex fabric woven of many threads. Some strands extend hundreds of kilometers across the country and others reach across borders and oceans to nearby neighbors.

in Music & Arts

In Dialogue With Trần Nữ Yên Khê on Her 'White Blank' Art Exhibition

Tran Nu YênKhê may be most well-known to Vietnamese audiences because of her unforgettable performances in Tran Anh Hung’s Vietnam Trilogy. However, in recent years, YênKhê has become increasingly est...

in Music & Arts

Inside Á Space's Residency Program Where Emerging Artists Shine

Founded in May 2018, Á Space offers a safe haven for burgeoning young Vietnamese artists, offering them a platform to actualize their ideas while inviting them to participate in Hanoi’s contemporary a...

in Music & Arts

Saigon-Based Artist Trần Trung Lĩnh Returns With Pop Art Exhibition

Following the resounding success of his previous exhibition, Saigon-based artist Trần Trung Lĩnh will present a freshly painted collection of paintings at an event this weekend.

in Music & Arts

'In Art We Trust,' a Propaganda Art Exhibition for Gender Equality

Last weekend, Heritage Space and Ơ Kìa Hà Nội held the exhibition “In Art We Trust” — a collection of propaganda art on gender equality — at the Goethe Institute.

in Music & Arts

'The Humanimal' Exhibition Celebrates Artist Daos501's 15-Year Journey in Graffiti

The set of artworks titled "The Humanimal" by Daos501 — an established name in Vietnam's graffiti scene — brought the harmony between nature and humans to Interlink’s art event.

Partner Content