Rene Mederos Exhibition
20 May 2017 9:00 am
Work Room 4
In 1969, Rene Mederos was sent by the Cuban government to Vietnam, returning for a second time in 1972. He was commissioned to paint scenes of the war, demonstrating the solidarity that the Cuban people felt for the Vietnamese.
This May and June, Work Room Four will be hosting a historic exhibition of eighteen archival prints of the paintings and posters that Rene Mederos created during these two visits. Five contemporary Vietnamese artists will be creating their own art in response to Mederos’ work, to be exhibited alongside the main show.
In this way, the exhibition hopes to represent not only wartime Vietnam but also how modern Vietnamese society views conflict past and present, and to remind people of the need for peace by bringing that conflict into a space of collaboration and solidarity.
For more information, visit facebook.com/workrmfour. Work Room Four is at Packexim Building Tower 1, 24th Floor, 49 Lane 15 An Duong Vuong, Tay Ho, Hanoi. The exhibition runs until Jun. 9.