VCCA Introduces Video Art Exhibition of Japanese Artist Hiraki Sawa1 August 2018
On 3-8-2018, the Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA) launched the "Fragments" exhibition, featuring surrealist paintings by the top Japanese artist Hiraki Sawa.
As one of the most extravagant video art exhibitions in Vietnam in terms of installation size, equipment, as well as design, space layout, "Fragments" introduces 12 video works and 3 prints by Hiraki Sawa, who has elaborately and thoroughly created a whole world in fantasy. The work is expressed in the form of puzzle pieces - small and separated images, so that the viewers can not easily grasp the full story, but can take a moment to ponder, reflect, associate, connect the symbols and contemplate on their own experience.
Artist Hiraki Sawa (born in 1977) - an outstanding representative of the video art category - is currently living and working in London. He is the owner of many prestigious awards in the world. The hyper-realistic, metaphoric works created by Hiraki Sawa express a distinct artistic character, drawing strong attention from the international art community and are displayed in many countries such as Japan, Belgium, France, Mexico, the United Kingdom etc. and have appeared in many prestigious collections.
Composing liberal and meaningful artistic videos, Hiraki Sawa contemplates about time, memory, migration, human movement, and one’s position in the real world. Combining animated motion in the frame and still images in his works, deriving from the artist's own life experience, Hiraki Sawa offers an integrated artistic space that blends imagination and reality. The exhibition is a poetic invitation, bringing to the public a fresh, intimate and profound experience in contemporary art.
"The VCCA wants to emphasize the importance of introducing a new type of art to the public, in a very personal way," said Mizuki Endo, Artistic Director of the VCCA. “To touch the human soul in today's information society. With video art, you can enjoy the art in your own way."
In the framework of the exhibition, VCCA will hold two art workshops to help viewers understand more about video art as well as the art practice of artist Hiraki Sawa. Besides,activities such as workshop, minishow, etc. will also be given to the public by VCCA. The details will be updated regularly on the official fan page www.facebook.com/VCCAVIETNAM/.
The exhibition will be opened from August 3 until October 7 at the Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA), B1 - R3, Vincom Mega Mall Royal City (72A Nguyen Trai Street, Thanh Tra District).