The Goethe-Institut Vietnam in cooperation with ifa (institute for international relations) and Heritage Space Hanoi are presenting the exhibition “Pure Gold – Upcycled! Upgraded!” proposing current upcycling approaches for value creation.
Opening Times: 20 April - 26 May 2019 | 09.00 - 17.00
Dolphin Plaza, 6 Nguyễn Hoàng, Mỹ Đình 2, Nam Từ Liêm, Hanoi, Vietnam 100000
HANOI WORKSHOP EXHIBITS
HANOI WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS
Mien graduated from Surface Textiles at the London College of Fashion (LCF) in 2013. While studying and working in the UK and Vietnam, she has researched to create fabrics from fibers, thread thrown away during fashion production. Mien's products include clothing and fabrics, made entirely from fashion industry waste.
Minh dedicates her artistic work to the reuse of waste paper and plastic containers. The subject of her work often reflects another part of her life, the preservation of oceanic habitats. As a journalist and bioactivist, she actively participates in the rescue of threatened maritime creatures and the cleaning of beaches.
Vun Art is a vocational training center for people with disabilities, established in 8/2018 with the idea of recycling and using textile remains as the main material for making fabric paintings and handicraft products.
Fashion is named as the world's 5th most polluted industries in terms of greenhouse gas emissions. Fibers take hundreds of years to decompose, polluting groundwater and soil. At Van Phuc Silk Village, pieces of silk cloth are often burned by factories or discharged into the environment.
In order to solve this problem, with the support of artists, Vun Art has organized training courses for people with disabilities on reusing these textile remains. Textile remains are collected from garment factories and fashion companies. They are ironed and used to make "paintings" that can be applied onto cards, decorative stickers for furniture, books, bags or picture frames. The content of these "paintings" is extremely diversified and plentiful due to the use of textile pieces in different materials and colors. With this technique Vun Art creates unique products.
Mr. Cường, the director of Vun Art has many years of experience working, supporting and creating jobs for people with disabilities. Vocational training to make paintings from rags not only brings environmental significance but also has great social significance, contributing to raising awareness of organizations and individuals in making use of recycled materials and helping people with disabilities. Disability has the opportunity to integrate with the community.
There are people born with a body that is not healthy, but they have an extraordinary energy, always longing to live, to be dedicated. There are fragments of cloth that seem to be no longer used, under the skillful hands and diligence, the creativity of the workers to create unique, colorful and artistic "paintings". Patching the rags, in addition to the dedication of those special people and the rich cultural values of Vietnamese people, Vun Art wishes to create a journey of humanity, not only to recover textiles but also revitalize unfortunate people, help them with job opportunities and to create useful, proactive and independent products.
The works of art from the crumbs of art have been shown at cultural events and activities and have already had a positive impact on the community. They raise awareness of environmental protection and help disadvantaged people. Vun Art organizes many events in which they share the technique of making paintings out of scraps of fabric. (Van Phuc Silk Village, Van Mieu, Goethe-Institut, Hoan Kiem Lake).
Visit VUN Art in Hanoi: Van Phuc Silk Conservation Center, Ha Dong, Hanoi
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