“LOOKING BEYOND” Exhibition is a result of the cooperation between the Consulate General of Italy in Ho Chi Minh City and Hoa Sen University. Also, it is promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy along with the Italian Space Agency and Telespazio/e-Geos to celebrate the National Day of Space.

It is a pleasure for Hoa Sen University to be the only educational partner in the Southern region to coordinate with the Italian Embassy in Ho Chi Minh City to organize this event.

Time and Venue:

  • Phase 1: from 16/12/2022 – 26/12/2022, Lobby of Nguyen Van Trang Campus;
  • Phase 2: from 27/12/2022 – 07/01/2022, Thanh Thai Campus.

The Opening Ceremony: 09:30 a.m., Friday, December 16th at the Lobby of Nguyen Van Trang Campus with the presence of the Consul General of Italy in Ho Chi Minh City, Board of Directors of Hoa Sen University, distinguished guests, and press reporters.

As we all know, satellites populate the terrestrial orbit with diversified applications ranging, from meteorology, agriculture, industry, and military, to the exploitation and maintenance of biodiversity…

However, “Looking Beyond” this time doesn’t aim at dealing with the use or the technical characteristics of satellites, it aims at dealing with their unexpected, intrinsic, and mysterious beauty through the unique artworks about Earth. These photos were taken from the COSMO-SkyMed constellation – the most advanced SAR satellite, which is funded by The Italian Space Agency and the Italian Ministry of Defense Defense.

“Looking Beyond” is curated by Filippo Maggia, one of the most internationally known Italian experts in the field of contemporary photography.  The exhibition has many themes: Agriculture; Infrastructure and development, cities and metropolises of the world; Climate change or environmental disasters; hidden places revealed by satellite images (archaeological sites, villages, remote islands, atolls)…

“Looking Beyond” is expected to welcome tens of thousands of visitors during the three-day exhibition.

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