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1/19/2018 9:00:21 AM

Look into diversity in the life of people with autism

(VNF) - Entitled “Encounters”, the exhibition presents photography, video, audio and installation works by young artists – three of them have an older sibling with autism: Trinh Mai Chi, PQN, Quynh, and three have passion for photography including Le Anh Dung, Duong Thuy Ly, and Tram. 

The event, which opening ceremony on January 20th, is a part of a participatory research in autism through visual arts. The artists come from various backgrounds, who are still new to practicing arts.

“Encounters” opens a space of images, colors, words, and voices full of characters and styles about the diversity in the life of people with autism. The artworks took shape through a process of discussing, exchanging personal stories, and also through reflections on each other’s works and practices.

The event proposes that we perceive autism by reflecting ourselves on the physical and conceptual space and space of practicing arts that surrounds families living with autism.

Participants can join in discussions, art tours and workshops during the exhibition period. These activities aim create an open space for public dialogues about autism and related issues, from medical and social perspectives as well as through visual arts, among families of people with autism, researchers, practitioners, artists and anyone with an interests in autism.

During each 30-minute art tour, curator Nguyen Quoc Thanh and participating artists will introduce the ideas and concept of the exhibition and the process of making the artworks. All tours will be followed by interactive workshops with Dinh Thi Nhung. The organiser also offer three special sessions with customised activities for families of people with autism, teachers and students from special needs school.

All art tours will be conducted in Vietnamese and free-of-charge, with English translation available on request.

The exhibition will last until January 28th at MAM-Art Projects – CUC Gallery in Vietnam Women’s Museum (3rd floor, 36 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hanoi)./.

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