|War, love & peace: A lacquer painting by veteran artist Quách Phong at the exhibition “Sketching Vietnamese History” at the HCM City Museum of Fine Arts. — VNSphoto|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — A new exhibition of 12 lacquer paintings and dozens of sketches by veteran artist Quách Phong will open at the HCM City Museum of Fine Arts tomorrow (July9).
The exhibition, “Sketching Vietnamese History”, sends messages about war, love and peace.
Phong’s sketches are displayed on two paper scrolls 50 metres long, featuring images of the country’s history, beginning from 2000 BC to the early Lê Dynasty in the 1500s.
Phong, who began his project two years ago, said he wanted to encourage young people to learn more about art, history and culture.
The showcase is curated by Vietnamese-American artist Đinh Q. Lê and his partners, Zoe Butt and Nguyễn Bích Trà of Sàn Art, a non-profit contemporary art organisation that offers exhibitions, lectures and workshops.
The Museum of Fine Arts is at 97 Phó Đức Chính, District 1. The exhibition can be seen until August 2 from 9am to 6pm Tuesday to Sunday. — VNS