Creativity Challenge 2022 Showcase in HCMC

Showcase Creative Challenges 2022 in Ho Chi Minh City displays 05 works/art space of 05 creative couples who participated at the Creative Challenge Playground 2022.

Time: 9:00 – 20:00, 18.11.2022 – 24.11.2022
Venue: De La Sól, 244 Pasteur Street, Vo Thi Sau Ward, District 3

Creativity Challenge 2022 Showcase in HCMC exhibits 05 artworks/art spaces by 05 Creative Pairs from the Creativity Challenge Playground 2022 (within the framework of VFCD 2022). These 05 artworks/art spaces is the results of the pairs’ work in three months, with the support from the consultant committee and partial funding from VFCD:

The works/spaces present in the showcase are:

1. “Thật Hư” by designer Linh Trịnh and artist Trần Thảo Miên
Recreating traditional techniques with modern designs, the two artists collaborated with artisans from the villages of Triều Khúc, as well as Hạ Thái – specialised in lacquer, and Đại Bái – specialised in bronze carving to research and create a conceptual installation: the pliant, graceful “Thật Hư” feather duster that overturn stereotypes on the role of women in the family, while also serving as a reminder about domestic violence.

2. “Than thở” by artist Trần Thảo Miên and architect Nguyễn Hà
The primary material of this project is coal – a matter represents darkness and mystery, at the same time fuels and destroys life on Earth. The pair wants to challenge themselves by creating a work of light by transforming coal – a dense, unpredictable fossil fuel into an airy, soft, transparent material that bear the opposing characteristics to tell the story of… “breathing” COAL (Than “Thở”)

3. “Sống” by The Sun Lab and Nguyễn Huyền Châu
Project “Sống” (Living) introduces a handicraft weaving kit with traditional materials that suit young people in major cities, who have little access to the essence and techniques of traditional crafts. The product is expected to become a solution that helps reduce stress, increase focus and encourage them to learn about traditional handicrafts. The pair also works on a online archive of weaving patterns for the public, with patterns and materials from craft villages in Vietnam.

4. Đám Cưới Miền Tây (Mekong Delta-style Wedding) of Insomniaction Collective
As a new cross-disciplinary creative collective, Insomniaction Collective aspires to become a place to gather and connect, creative groups and scientists by engaging them in unique art events of the same theme. This time, Insomniaction Collective presents a series of events and artworks with the theme of Đám Cưới Miền Tây, with different perspectives from different artists.

5. “Crafting a Sonic City” by Officine Gặp and HUM
“Crafting a Sonic City” is a long-term cross-disciplinary project exploring the role of noise and sound in city development, intangible heritage and creation of identity. The project seeks to bring sonic qualities into play within the field of urban studies, bring together sonic practitioners and city-makers to develop new approaches to urban design methodologies and use sound and noise as tools to understand transformative processes in society and places.

The event is part of Vietnam Festival of Creativity & Design 2022, which is organised by RMIT University Vietnam in collaboration with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies (VICAS) and COLAB Vietnam and other partners including individuals, groups, organisations, enterprises in the creative industries, with Hanoi Grapevine as the organising consultant and media partner.


18.11.22 – 24.11.22