|Youth and love: Gia Tài Của Mẹ, a stone sculpture by Bạch Thanh Việt, is on display at the HCM City Fine Arts Association’s exhibition for young artists at Văn Thánh Tourist Park in HCM City. — Photo tuoitre.vn|
HCM CITY — Forty-two sculptures in the themes of youth and love are on display at an exhibition in HCM City’s Văn Thánh Tourist Park.
The works were selected from the latest collections of 22 young artists in the region who participated in the Cô Tô Sculpture Camp, organised by the HCM City Fine Arts Association in Quảng Ninh Province early this year.
The works are in wood, glass, stone, aluminium, stainless steel and other media, with some works two or more metres long.
Highlighted works include Nguyễn Hoài Huyền Vũ’s Phố (Street), Bạch Thanh Việt’s Gia Tài Của Mẹ (Mother’s Treasure), Phạm Minh Chiến’s Tuổi 13 (Teenager) and Nguyễn Văn Chước’s Ước Mơ Của Chị (Sister’s Dream).
The works symbolise hope for love and peace and improved economic and cultural progress for Việt Nam.
Veteran sculptor Lê Lang Biên, head of the association’s sculpture office and a member of the event’s organising board, said the young sculptors depict objects seen in daily life.
“Their works are simple in design and that helps young people learn the art,” he said.
Biên said his association has worked with cultural authorities to organise art camps in an effort to encourage young artists to create work that reflects the country’s economic, educational and cultural development.
“Through our camps, we also help young artists introduce their work to the public,” he added.
“We faced challenges in exhibiting the works because of most of them are large objects. However, public places and parks in big cities must host more artisitic sculptures and receive more support from local authorities," Vũ, winner of the HCM City Biennale Youth Fine Arts 2017, said.
The exhibition can be seen at Văn Thánh Tourist Park, 48/10 Điện Biên Phủ Street, Bình Thạnh District, until next Friday. Entrance is free.— VNS