Gay art exhibition tours universities in Hanoi, Vietnam

Published: April 13, 2010

Gay art exhibition tours universities in Hanoi, Vietnam

An art exhibition is currently on tour in Hanoi where organisers hope for minds to be opened with increased dialogue and understanding about gender and homosexuality. Organiser Le Quang Binh tells Fridae about the artworks that are on display and gay life in Vietnam today.

‘Open’ exhibition which was on display at two universities – the University of Social Science and Humanity and University of Law – last week will continue to tour four more universities in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi this month. 

Organisers hope the exhibition, with the tagline ‘Open mind, Open life’, promotes understanding and acceptance, and reduce stigma and discrimination of LGBT people in Vietnam. The exhibition will next be displayed be at Thang Long University (15-16 April), Forestry Univesrity (20 April), University of Sport Teaching (21 April) and Hanoi College of Transportation (27-28 April). Organisers also told Fridae that they hope to exhibit in 10 universities in Hanoi and eventually have the exhibition tour Da Nang in the central region of Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City in the south.

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