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HCM CITY — Five Vietnamese and five Swedish cartoonists offer amusing and alarming reflections on climate change at an exhibition titled Facing the Climate that opened on Tuesday in HCM City.
The exhibition is presented by the Swedish Institute together with the Embassy of Sweden and Manzi.
Ten Swedish and Vietnamese cartoonists are featured, including Love Antell, Helena Lindholm, Karin Sunvisson, Magnus Bard, Riber Hansson, Nguyễn Ngọc Thiên Kim, Đào Quang Huy (Kangaroooo), Phạm Duy Đăng (Mớ), Mai Thảo Ngân (Bít Tất Biết Tất), and Ngô Đức Trí.
The 27 paintings blend satire and humour.
“People everywhere share a responsibility to care for and protect our common home, our one and only planet Earth,” said Gustav Dahlin, second secretary at the Embassy of Sweden.
“Climate change can no longer be omitted from the conversation and action can no longer be delayed,” he said at the opening ceremony. “Sweden is internationally known as a country that takes environmental issues and sustainability seriously.”
“More sustainable use of natural resources is one of Sweden’s priorities for regional development cooperation with Asia,” he said.
The project of Facing the Climate started in 2010 with an aim to encourage the discussion of sustainable development.
More than 200,000 visitors have seen the exhibition, which has been shown in more than 20 countries, including France, Brazil, Greece, Israel, Albania, and Russia.
The exhibition at Hoa Sen University in the city’s District 1 is open for free and will close on March 29. — VNS