Hanoi Apartment Block


“Presented as part of the 7th asia pacific triennial of contemporary art in Queensland, Australia until the 14th of April, 2013 is the ambitious sculpture by Nguyen Manh hung titled ‘living together in paradise’. The artist created the diorama to surround a meticulously hand-built, 9-foot-tall model of a residential housing block in reference to his childhood home. Hung creates art based on his experiences and observations of Vietnamese life and culture, in ‘one planet, the barricade’ he also draws from the country’s architectural landscape, fabricating highly detailed models with basic materials to denote the cramped living conditions, lack of water, difficult economic hardship experienced by a large population of the Vietnamese.” w/ photos

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