A Transformative Disguise, the solo travelling exhibition by Ho Chi Minh City-based artist, Le Hoang Bach Phuong, will show in Hanoi this month and shed new light on what our masks might mean. Bich Phuong, using sources from Vietnamese and Japanese mythology and fairytale, combines ideas of reflection, transparency and identity.
Through a series of silk portraits representing herself, her friends and strangers, Bich Phuong re-imagines human faces with animal masks. Through impeccable hues of watercolour and startling depictions of donkeys, bears, pigs, and foxes, the exhibit engages the audience to question the nature of their own masks.
A Transformative Disguise will show in Hanoi from Jun. 28 to Jul. 27 at the Japan Foundation, 27 Quang Trung, Hoan Kiem