Areté - Ateneo's Creative Hub, University Road, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
An exhibition by Thao Nguyen Phan in collaboration with R2R
"to paint / to weave" started after a journey by artist Thao Nguyen Phan to visit Rags2Riches (R2R) and its artisan communities. The short trip had an immense effect on the thought and the manifestation of "to paint/to weave". However, its conception has begun long before this milestone trip. To paint / to weave is a series of watercolor painting on Vietnamese silk. The paintings depict the scenario of women weaving in various forms, the action is removed from its original setting and has become romanticised and idealised in a timeless, non-specific environment.