Makeshift Exhibition Announcement

17 December 2009


Exhibition: The Japan Foundation, Hanoi, 18 - 25 December 2009

27 Quang Trung

Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội

Tel: 3944 7419

Opening: Thu 17 Dec, 6 - 7 pm

The Japan Foundation cordially invites you to Phi Phi Oanh’s latest exhibition, entitled Make Shift. Using Vietnamese natural lacquer (son ta) as the basic raw materials, Phi Phi Oanh constructs large painting installations and spaces that reference eastern and western art history and its metaphysical intersections. ‘Make Shift’ is the result of her experiments using Vietnamese son ta baked on iron and recycled metal, an old industrial Japanese technique, making the work both innovative and environmentally friendly.

Before the opening there will be a talk on lacquer painting practice by Phi Phi Oanh and Japanese artist Ando Saeko from 4.30 – 5.30 pm at the Japan Foundation.

Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam