On 6 March, European International School Ho Chi Minh City will officially open its first IBDP Visual Art Exhibition in the Learning Resource Center. The exhibition features works by two Grade 12 students on the 2nd floor, as well as pieces by Grade 11 students on the ground floor.
For the Grade 12 artists, Ju Hyeog Moon and Vuong Trung Son, this exhibition is an important part of their IBDP educational program.
From left: Vuong Trung Son and Ju Hyeog Moon.
“The artwork will be internally assessed, and images of all the exhibition pieces and the display will be uploaded along with a curatorial rationale to the International Baccalaurate Organization for moderation,” said Lee Simpson, Subject Area Leader in Art and Design. “This project constitutes 40% of each student’s final mark.”
The students were instructed to produce art based on a selected theme. Ju Hyeog Moon examined the concept of “Identity”, initially through a series of self-portraits that showcase his painting and 3D skills. That work developed into an exploration of the role of community through more collaborative work.
Vuong Trung Son focused on “Vietnamese Culture and Street Life” through an eclectic and innovative range of media and materials in 2D, 3D and digital.
Mr. Simpson joined EIS last summer, after the students completed their first year of the Visual Art course under Ms. Nguyen Thi Quynh Dien. Mr. Simpson was challenged with guiding the students to build on the work they had already completed.
“Watching Ju Hyeog and Son develop their technical and conceptual skills in the buildup to this exhibition has been an exceptional experience,” Mr. Simpson said. “They have turned the senior student studio into a hive of activity, which in turn has inspired younger artists throughout the school.”
“It’s the best part of my job seeing the fantastic art work that the students produce,” Mr. Simpson said. “I hope everyone will take the time to come and experience it.”
The exhibit will be open through 10 March.
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Art classes at European International School Ho Chi Minh City.