Liberation will be the first chapter of Open City exhibitions. It will focus on social reality portrayed through the daily life of Vietnamese people during Liberation period, as well as the contextual influences which it had on the greater scheme of life on a global scale.
Open City will start with art works produced by Vietnamese artists – the product of Indochina School of Art, the ‘Resistance Class’, Vietnam Diasporas, while in the same moment the exhibition will also focus on the conditions of artistic practices both in the neighboring region as well as on an international level. This chapter of the exhibition is intended to contextualize how society as a whole and its conditions is addressed by artistic practices, and how the theme of Liberation has resonated from a local daily condition into a global effect. The artists and their works will be presented in juxtaposition and contrasts with each other, whereby giving the audience an opportunity to visualize for themselves how different artistic methods and approaches are able to mediate or negotiate and reflect the conditions in society.