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Joint art exhibition held in Korean city

Update: May, 14/2013 - 09:41

HA NOI (VNS)– An art exhibition featuring contemporary work by Vietnamese and South Korean artists is on a display at the Han Hyang-lim Ceramic Museum in Paju City, about 70km north of Seoul.

Presenting an artistic meeting of Vietnamese and Korean contemporary art, the exhibition features five Vietnamese and two South Korean artists.

The unique styles of Luong Xuan Doan, Le Van Thin, Doan Hong, Nguyen Van Cuong, Nguyen The Duy, Oh Kyung-hwan and Huh Dal-jae are highlighted in the museum's simple and natural space, according to the museum's representative at the opening ceremony last Saturday.

"The event is the first fine arts meeting of Viet Nam and South Korea held in the city, and it is expected to promote diversified culture and art co-operation between the two countries," said the city mayor Lee In-jae.

"It is also a good chance for the city's residents to enjoy contemporary Vietnamese artworks."

The exhibition is a significant cultural event in the context of the successful Friendship Year 2012 celebrations and the 20th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries, said Vietnamese ambassador to South Korea Tran Trong Toan.

The exhibition will run until May 26. All the Vietnamese artworks will be presented to the Asian Culture Centre in the central city of Gwangju, which is currently being built. – VNS

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