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7/23/2018 3:33:20 PM

Amazing origami art works offer glimpse of Japanese culture to Hanoians

(VNF) - Come to the Origami exhibition entitled “Wings”, you will be surprised with the transformation of what seems to be just some regular sheets of paper.

Participants surprised with the transformation of what seems to be just some regular sheets of paper. (Photo: VCCA)

Fifty two origami art works made by Vietnamese artists including Le Duc Tho, Nguyen Linh Son and Le Tuan Tai are being showcased in Hanoi. They depict a variety of real animals and mythological figures with wings, such as birds, dragon, and unicorn. They also include mythological figures, representing hopes, luck, or power.

The exhibition is taking place in Hanoi, aiming to send a message of creativity and freedom.

All origami works exhibited will be donned with a wing – a symbol of creativity and freedom in art.

The highlight of the exhibition will be a giant horse model, which artists will make together inside the exhibition space over 10 days. It is planned to be three metres high.

A timelapse video featuring the artists’ journey of making the giant work will be screened on August 5.

The exhibition attracted many visitors and their families. (Photo: VCCA)

Workshops are being organised from Friday to Sunday everyweek until August 3 as part of the exhibition for audiences who wish to know more about the Japanese art of paper folding, during which they will be instructed to create basic Origami products. Those made by visitors will be displayed in a space named Happiness.

Originated from Japan, Origami is an art of paper folding which incorporates simple paper folding techniques to turn a rectangle or square sheet of paper (which is two dimensional) into intricate shapes (three dimensional) without cutting or gluing the paper.

Not only an art, the Origami techniques can also be applied to the creation and development of machines and equipment in life.

The art form was first introduced to Vietnam in mid 1960s. It has become popular in Vietnam over the past decades.

Flamingo of Nguyen Linh Son. (Photo: VCCA)

The three artists whose origami works are exhibited in the event are all young but have had long experience with origami.

Le Duc Tho has had his works exhibited in several exhibitions. His work is also displayed in galleries in Singapore.

Nguyen Linh Son has worked with origami for more than 10 years. He wowed art lovers with his record-setting works like a dinosaur skeleton that is 7.6 metres long and a set of two origami dragons that are 5.6 metres long each.

The 21-year-old Nguyen Tuan Tai has been doing origami since 2009. His works are also displayed at big events and exhibitions.

The event will be last until August 15 at Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (B1-R3, Vincom Mega Mall Royal City, 72 Nguyen Trai Str., Thanh Xuan Dist., Hanoi)./.

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