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'Chuyển dịch - In Motion' - a solo display by architect Ho Viet Vinh, co-organized by Lotus Gallery and Audi Vietnam > 2023 > News & Events > Audi Vietnam
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'Chuyển dịch - In Motion' - a solo display by architect Ho Viet Vinh, co-organized by Lotus Gallery and Audi Vietnam

'Chuyển dịch - In Motion' - a solo display by architect Ho Viet Vinh, co-organized by Lotus Gallery and Audi Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, August 31, 2023

The exhibition will be opened at 18:30 on September 1st , 2023 at Audi Charge Lounge ( 6B Ton Duc Thang street, Ben Nghe, District 1). The display is admission free, daily opens from 9:00 - 18:00 from September 2, 2023 to the end of September 10, 2023.

On April 19th 2023, Audi Vietnam opened in Ho Chi Minh City the first fast premium charging lounge in Vietnam, demonstrating how charging and living with electric can and will look in the future.

Since 15 years, Audi Vietnam is an active sponsor of art and photography. For instance, in 2012, Morgan Ommer, born in Paris from a Vietnamese mother and a German father, traveled in an Audi A6 the Mekong Delta to take photos of fast disappearing ferry boats to preserve their memory cross the Mekong river in his book “Crossing the Mekong delta”. In 2013, at the inauguration of Audi Hanoi Terminal, French photographer Olivia Marty exhibited her stylish black and white photographs printed on aluminium sheets.

In 2014, German lecturer Michael Waibel released with Audi Vietnam and the Goethe Institute “Ho Chi Minh MEGACITY”, a monumental large-format photo book. In 2015, Audi Vietnam sponsored Michael Waibel‘s “Hanoi: CAPITAL city” book featuring works from 32 photographers. That book won the Bui Xuan Phai Award from the Vietnam News Agency's Newspaper of Sports & Culture together with the descendants of Vietnamese painter Bui Xuan Phai. In 2016, Audi Vietnam sponsored again Michael Waibel’s “Danang Coastal City”.

In 2020, Audi Vietnam sponsored “Saigon, Portrait of a city” by French photographer Alexandre Garel in his journey to preserve on paper the hallmarks of Vietnamese architecture. That artistic photo book, created in collaboration with journalist Tim Doling, celebrates Saigon’s Modernist architectural legacies.

“Visitors to both exhibitions will also discover our art pieces on wheels – the fully electric Audi e-tron SUV, Audi e-tron GT and RS GT” concludes Tran Tan Trung – Audi Vietnam Dealer, General Director.

Motion – the constant change of physical or mental stages

The essence of nature lies in motion and transformation - the endless conveyor belts with horizontal and vertical paths forming different destinations. In which ever forms it takes, motion is constantly inherent in every single subject including human beings, animals, and even seemingly immovable infrastructures which still has the ability to connect with the community as a ‘living creature’.

Some forms of motion are easily noticeable, for example, hopping on and off the journey back and forth the city or country sides. Other forms of motion could be more abstract, like the flow of feelings and energy within our mind. In a way, motion creates connection and catalysts that make us to have more profound understanding of the outer world as well as our inner selves.

For architect Ho Viet Vinh, the process of encountering, accompanying and witnessing the urban spatial structures, historical architectures and heritages gives him a glimpse objectively about the harmony between architectures, sceneries and people. Nature is intrinsically an infinite flow of vigor which is sometimes smooth or crooked; and if we understand that man and nature cannot be separated, we will know how to treat nature as we treat ourselves.

With a quiet gaze, the artist's mind has been in tune with the flow of nature in each of his journeys. The 18 works of architect Ho Viet Vinh in this display will open the way, taking you into a maze of transition, allowing you to freely initiate the stories or connections you have for each artwork. There will be no exact path or destination of the maze, and no emotional range is definite.

And hopefully, you could compile your own interpretation of ‘motion’.
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