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'Metamorphosis' art exhibition opens at LIM Tower 3 in HCMC

Released at: 16:21, 02/12/2019

'Metamorphosis' art exhibition opens at LIM Tower 3 in HCMC

Photo: Hung Cao (VET)

First exhibition of its kind in Vietnam unites fashion, architecture, and visual arts.

by Hung Cao

The “Kén at LIM Tower” art space and LIM Tower in Ho Chi Minh City have jointly announced that their inaugural art exhibition - Metamorphosis | Hình biến - is being be staged at LIM Tower 3 from November 30 to December 14.

Inspired by the concept of “originality”, the exhibition is the first of its kind in Vietnam, uniting three talents from three disciplines: fashion, architecture, and visual arts.

Metamorphosis | Hình biến introduces the avant-garde creations of fashion designer Nguyen Hoang Tu. His fashion collection will be placed inside a unique structure designed by architect Nguyen Thanh Tan from D1 architectural studio, inspired by a “cocoon”. The exhibition also showcases a beautiful transformation with unique lighting designed by visual artist Cao Hoang Long.

The exhibition marks successful cooperation between “Kén at LIM Tower” and over 12 brands and individuals covering different areas of expertise: real estate, banking, architecture, fashion, and lighting, with partners including VietBank, The Marq by Hongkong Land, and Cara Lighting.

The organizers have spent nearly a year preparing the two-week exhibition, from the initial concept of “originality” through to implementation and final displays. For each artist, the concept of “originality” has been interpreted in their own way.

The whole team has worked together to combine the artists’ different creations to form a unified, cohesive whole. Collaboration and dedication form the spirit of the artists’ work, along with a desire to introduce original creations from a contemporary generation of Vietnam.

Fashion designer Nguyen Hoang Tu was born in 1990 and graduated from the Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City, majoring in Fashion Design. In 2014, he was the only Vietnamese candidate in the top 12 finalists of Audi Star Creation, one of the four main events in Asia Fashion Week - Asian Fashion Exchange.

In 2019, he officially signed a successful cooperation deal with BOON Fashion agency, based in Paris, in which BOON will be the media, PR, and commercial representative for the Nguyen Hoang Tu fashion brand in Europe.

Architect Nguyen Thanh Tan founded D1 architectural studio in 2017 with the mission of creating cities with character. The studio’s works stand out with the typical charm and contemporary spirit of the region, materials and local artisans. D1’s philosophy is that each project is an eternal dialogue between the building and city, as well as people and nature.

Cao Hoang Long is a dynamic visual artist based in Ho Chi Minh City, marking his artistic direction in 2011 as a visual artist. Long cares about the flexibility of time and space as well as the variation of human emotions.

The audience will feel the fresh creativity in each artwork, from the innovative cocoon-shaped art space and the haunting lighting techniques to the detailed, avant-garde style in each of the fashion designs. The artist’s skillful techniques matched with their sophisticated artistic souls have created works that are highly creative and deep in meaning.

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