Overview participating exhibitions

Land
2010

Land

Tessa Bunney

HOME WORK (Vietnam, 2006-2008)

About three-quarters of the population of Vietnam live in, and from, the countryside. But because of the explosive growth of the capital Hanoi – which counts over six million residents – the avail-ability of land for agricultural purposes around the metropolis is under pressure. Farmers seek to capitalise on this trend by no longer engaging in classic agriculture, but in the production of goods such as baskets, textile, palm hats and toy animals. The ‘crafts villages’ this creates are a crossroads for agriculture and industry, the rural and urban. Tessa Bunney spent over a year in the area and portrayed the everyday life of the badly paid workers. Her colourful images have a dark undertone, because the economic growth and increasing production also contribute to pollution, and threaten traditions.Cao, a village making incense.

  • HOME WORK (Vietnam, 2006-2008)

    About three-quarters of the population of Vietnam live in, and from, the countryside. But because of the explosive growth of the capital Hanoi – which counts over six million residents – the avail-ability of land for agricultural purposes around the metropolis is under pressure. Farmers seek to capitalise on this trend by no longer engaging in classic agriculture, but in the production of goods such as baskets, textile, palm hats and toy animals. The ‘crafts villages’ this creates are a crossroads for agriculture and industry, the rural and urban. Tessa Bunney spent over a year in the area and portrayed the everyday life of the badly paid workers. Her colourful images have a dark undertone, because the economic growth and increasing production also contribute to pollution, and threaten traditions.

    Cao, a village making incense.

  • HOME WORK (Vietnam, 2006-2008)

    Huu Tu, a village making mien (canna flour noodles).

  • HOME WORK (Vietnam, 2006-2008)

    Chi Dong, a village producing silk.

  • HOME WORK (Vietnam, 2006-2008)

    Quang Phu Cau, a village making incense sticks.

  • HOME WORK (Vietnam, 2006-2008)

    Vihn An, a village specialised in rat-catching.

Biography

Tessa Bunney (Groot-Brittannië, 1966) studeerde aan de West Surrey College of Art en Design en De Montfort University in Leicester. Ze is geïntrigeerd door de wijze waarop de mens met zijn activiteiten het landschap vormgeeft, en zoekt naar details die gewoonlijk ongezien blijven. Zo hoopt ze bij te dragen aan het debat over het veranderende platteland. Haar werk verscheen onder meer in The Observer, Life, Guardian Weekend en The Sunday Times Magazine.

Website Tessa Bunney

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Land - Country Life in the Urban Age

Land - Country Life in the Urban Age

Price EUR 15,00