Finally, its here in the Philippines, “Riverscapes IN FLUX” – an Eco-Cultural Art Project by the Goethe Institut Hanoi with 17 Artists from 6 South East Asian Countries. What is Riverscapes IN FLUX?
The art project “Riverscapes IN FLUX”, conceptualized and organized by the Goethe-Institut in Vietnam, seeks to create a discourse on this key ecological issue in a new context. The Goethe-Institute invited young artists from Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Indonesia and the Philippines to reflect in their work the ecological as well as socio-economic and cultural changes that the riverscapes in these countries are currently experiencing. Supported by experience curators, 17 artworks have been created: multimedia installations and photo series, videos and object installations.
Where has this project been exhibited?
The exhibition was opened in Hanoi and shown in Ho Minh City, then traveled to Bangkok, Phnom Penh, and now in Manila to Jakarta.
What has been said about Riverscapes IN FLUX exhibit?
Searching for Riverscapes exhibit, I found that there is a Fan Page dedicated for this project and several related website posts. Here are some of the comments of the visitors:
“I had the occasion to visit it in Hanoi. I was really impressed!…Should you happen to see the show, pause and let your senses draw it in. Don’t just look, try to experience the stream of life ensuing from the works exhibited with all of your senses. You may discover not only how important it is to respect nature, but also how that respect translates into respect for all.” – Roberto
“To raise artists’ awareness of rivers problems will help to raise people’s awareness. Art hits not only minds but emotions and hearts,” says the Goethe’s Director, Dr. Almuth Meyer-Zollitsch
By focusing on water streams as point, it is obvious that the river became an important element in life, and is heavily related to everything. – K9
Source: Metmuseum Manila (Excerpt from: Riverscapes IN FLUX exhibit catalogue)