Admire the unique artworks at the “Looking Beyond” exhibition
On December 16, 2022, the Opening Ceremony of the Exhibition “LOOKING BEYOND” – View from above co-organized by the Consulate General of Italy in Ho Chi Minh City and Hoa Sen University (HSU) with the support of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Italian Space Agency and the Telospazio/e-Geos took place at the Headquarters of Nguyen Van Trang.
Hoa Sen University is honored to be the only educational partner in the South to coordinate with the Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City to organize this meaningful painting exhibition.
The event had the presence of the Consul General of Italy – Enrico Padula and his wife, Dr. Lam Dao Nguyen – Director of Ho Chi Minh City Space Technology Application Center, Dr. Phan Thi Viet Nam – Vice President of Hoa Sen University, along with a large number of lecturers, staff, students, and interested public and press agencies.
Speaking at the event, the Consul General of Italy expressed his joy when the exhibition opened on the right day of the Italian National Space Day (December 16). “As one of the pioneers in the field of space, Italy is a key member of the European Space Agency. Italy holds a monopoly position as one of the only countries with a full space supply chain. And the Italian space industry has a long tradition of international cooperation such as joint research programs, scientific activities, training and capacity building with many countries, including Vietnam,” said Mr. Enrico Padula.
At the exhibition, viewers have the opportunity to admire artworks taken from Italy’s COSMO-Skymed satellite system, including two photos depicting the capital Hanoi and the Mekong Delta of Vietnam through satellite images. Dr. Lam Dao Nguyen introduced the usefulness of the global satellite system, including Italian satellites that contribute to many areas of life such as space technology, agriculture, disaster prevention, etc.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Dr. Phan Thi Viet Nam emphasizes the importance of applying science and technology to life. “The satellite photos on display at this exhibition will help us better understand the planet of humanity, thereby motivating us to be more responsible for our common home – the Earth”.
The exhibition “Looking Beyond – View from above” does not emphasize the technical aspects and applications of satellites, but introduces visitors to unique works of art through the “prism” of the COSMO satellite-SkyMed – the most advanced SAR satellite system, funded by the Italian Space Agency and the Italian Ministry of Defense.
Curated by Filippo Maggia, one of the internationally renowned Italian experts in contemporary photography, “Looking Beyond” transports viewers to the mysterious, inner beauty of the Earth, as if contemplated admire the wonderful works of contemporary artists.
The exhibition is divided into many topics such as: agriculture, infrastructure and development, cities around the world, climate change or environmental disasters, especially mysterious places revealed by satellite imagery (such as archaeological sites, unexplored villages, isolated islands, atolls)…
The exhibition will be held continuously with 2 locations, phase 1 from December 16, 2022 to December 26, 2022 (at the head office of Nguyen Van Trang) and phase 2 from December 27, 2022 to January 7, 2023 (at Thanh Thai campus).