|Children work on the installation art piece at Đông Kinh Nghĩa Thục Square in Hà Nội’s Old Quarter to celebrate the success of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week. — VNS Photo Minh Thu|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Children and artists yesterday collaborated on an installation art piece at Đông Kinh Nghĩa Thục Square in Hà Nội’s Old Quarter to celebrate the success of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week held in Việt Nam.
Titled "APEC and the Chamber of Secret No 21", the artwork includes 21 chairs made out of paperboard symbolizing the 21 members economies of APEC. Each chair has been decorated with images of the member’s flag and traditional culture or architecture.
The chairs are grouped together around a flame like international leaders gathering at an important conference to discuss international affairs. They are united in the same direction as the flame, as a symbol of the strength and solidarity of APEC, according to Mai Ly, initiator of the installation.
“Each chair sits on an area of 1.6m by 1.2m, and has been decorated by children paint to present the wonderful culture of the member economies. For example, the Russian chair is painted with images of Red Square in Moscow.”
The artwork is inspired by Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh’s famous painting Chair, she said.
The installation, organised by Pop Art Green, an art education company, will be displayed in HCM City and Đà Nẵng. — VNS