HCM CITY (VNS) — The second HCM City International Sculpture Camp opens in HCM City's Suoi Tien Cultural Tourist Park in District 9 today.
|The second HCM City International Sculpture Camp opens in HCM City's Suoi Tien Cultural Tourist Park in District 9 yesterday. — Photo nhandan.org.vn
The event features 50 works by Vietnamese and foreign sculptors from Russia, Iran, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Belgium, Romania, Japan and China.
The artists have used different materials such as stone, aluminium and stainless steel. They spent 15 days on the sculptures at the camp.
Their works symbolise hope for a peaceful world and improved economic and cultural progress for Viet Nam.
Bui Hai Son, deputy chairman of the city's Fine Arts Association, said the works were "vibrant, and talk to those who see them".
Son said his association worked with city authorities to organise the camp
In an effort to encourage artists to create sculptures that reflect the city's development in economy, education and culture, and its integration with the world 40 years after liberation.
"Through the camp, we also hope young people learn more about art," he added.
Organisers will present prizes on December 17.
The best works will be placed near Nguyen Hue walking street and Bach Dang Wharf in District 1, the banks of the Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe canal, Vo Van Kiet Boulevard, and destinations on the city's boat tour. — VNS