On September 6th, 2011 at Viet Fine Art Centre, 96 Hang Trong, Hanoi, Vietnam. Art Journey launched the art book and exhibition titled Moment 1, featuring 51 charcoal sketches by artist Dang Viet Cuong.
Art Journey is an art and culture non profit promotion program initiated by Haki – the Design Alliance Asia associate in Vietnam, with collaboration from Viet Fine Art Gallery and support from various organizations and individuals. The program’s objective is to introduce local artists and artisans to the public, especially world travelers through publications, events and networking.
Art Journey reflects local life and culture by selecting, displaying and publishing art works, which are less known to the public. Art Journey aims to help everyone discover the unknown talents who otherwise may have been missed. Finally, but importantly encourages young people to discover and to support the local art community.
We consolidate young people who love fine art and culture, with modest and simple purpose is to: discovering, sharing and promote endless efforts and hardworking in art and culture, as we see one of the case studies is Artist Dang Viet Cuong. With unique techniques and passion seem quietly but heartfelt and deeply love, Dang Viet Cuong with modest piece of black charcoal, dance on any piece of paper he got, with all part of a charcoal piece, really inspired us, when we seen the first time.
We convince him do not storage them as normal study sketches, encourage him sharing with us the idea of publish, display his charcoal sketches as a collection, and should bring it to art life, especially to young generation, overseas friends and travelers. We then are appreciated and pleasure with believe and passionate from Artist Dang Viet Cuong, which he gave us.
With modest resources, Art Journey and Moment 1 exhibition received the enthusiasm contribution and inspired by the unique sketches, from Mr Do Doan Thanh – Director, Ms Giang – Gallery Manager from VFA, Mr Pham Duc Si – an art framer and art collector, and many young friends are designers at Haki, each from different context… joining with Art Journey for Moment 1. With all efforts made of passion, we work together and work closely with the artist to produce Moment 1 collection of charcoal sketches.
With all of us, working with the artist is enjoying fun, and sharing with you is moment full of happiness, when the artworks take their own life for the first time as a book, an exhibition and an event for art lovers. In future, Art Journey, Haki and Viet Fine Art will continue the journey and we do hope to receive the support, contribution and sharing more from artists, and yet young art lovers.