Nude art photo exhibition opens in Hanoi

20:09 22/07/2018
PSNews - The Department of Find Arts, Photography and Exhibition on July 20 kicked off the first-ever nude photo exhibition at 29 Hang Bai Art Gallery, in Hanoi, showcasing 50 nudes by 10 Vietnamese photographers.
The exhibition themed "The Art of Nude Photography" features a number of exceptional art works by 10 Vietnamese photographers, including Thai Phien, Duong Quoc Dinh, DzungArt Nguyen, Le Quang Chau, Nguyen A, Dao Duc Hieu, Pho Ba Cuong, Tran Nhan Quyen, Ngo Xuan Phu and Do Thuy Mai.
This exhibition is considered an opportunity for visitors to enjoy and understand more about aesthetic and human values as well as to distinguish with offensive nude photos. Each photographer will be allowed to showcased 5-7 photos at the event.
Under the regulations of the Department Find Arts, Photography and Exhibition, written documents about the agreement of artists and their nude models for the work display at the exhibition are required to avoid possible legal lawsuits. The department will also check the model’s information very carefully.
This is a positive sign that the door might be opening wider for similar events to be permitted in Hanoi.
This is a positive sign for the nude photography that has been considered a sensitive matter in the country. Not photographers were granted a license to display thier nudity works..

According to head of the Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition, VI Kien Thanh, Vietnamese photographers have long taken nude photography despite only recently being officially permitted to be displayed in the country.

"The photos chosen express artistic features, visual effects, space, and impressive lighting to highlight the beauty and aesthetics of female bodies," Thanh said. "We’re hosting this event aiming to help audiences understand and enjoy aesthetic and humane values.”.
This is a positive sign that the door might be opening wider for similar events to be permitted in Hanoi.
The Hanoi exhibition will be open to the public between July 20 and 27 at Exhibition House, 29 Hang Bai Street..
By Phung Nguyen