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Vietnamese artists exhibit works in Hong Kong

Update: August, 18/2012 - 08:12

 

Contemporary: A bronze sculpture by Nguyen Thi Chinh Le is among the works to be displayed at the exhibition Viet Nam Now in Hong Kong.
HONG KONG — The nation's struggle to modernise without losing its traditions and culture is being given visual expression by six outstanding artists in an exhibition in Hong Kong entitled Viet Nam Now, opening next Friday and continuing through September 9.

Works by artists Ha Tri Hieu, Nguyen Thi Chau Giang, Nguyen Quang Thang, Le Quoc Viet, Chinh Le and Nguyen The Son include paintings of oil on canvas, silk paintings, bronze sculptures, 3D photography, and calligraphy.

Widely exhibited in Viet Nam, these artists are emerging on the international stage. Never seen before in Hong Kong, their works honour and preserve the past while adapting and integrating traditional subjects and techniques in ways that resonate with contemporary audiences.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a documentary on the lives of the artists and the issues they address produced by Art Viet Nam Gallery in association with documentary filmmaker Bill Perna of Perna Content. — VNS

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