Viet Nam News
HCMCITY — The southern region’s largest exhibition this year, featuring 122 paintings and sculptures, is now on display at the HCM City Fine Arts Museum in District 1.
The exhibit includes a variety of traditional and contemporary works created by 123 young and veteran artists from Mekong Delta cities and provinces.
The works are the result of a latest collections selected by a jury of the Việt Nam Fine Arts Association and HCM City Fine Arts Association, the event’s organisers.
Most paintings are in acrylic, silk and lacquer while sculptures are in composite, wood and mixed media.
"The exhibition features different tastes of contemporary southern Việt Nam through the artists’ new vigour and passion,” said Trần Khánh Chương, chairman of Việt Nam Fine Arts Association.
“Through our showcase, we hope to encourage young artists to develop their career and help young people learn more about the art as well,” he added.
According to Khánh, the government plan to provide some financial support to literature and fine arts associations.
“We will give priority to young artists from remote and ethnic minority areas in new art trends.”
The organisers have presented 2017 Fine Arts Awards to 11 works. No first prize was awarded this year.
Hoàng Tường Minh took home the Fine Arts Award’s s second prize for his steel sculpture Không Giới Hạn (Unlimited). His work shared the prize with Đối Thoại (Dialog), an oil painting by Nguyễn Hữu Đức, and Ruộng Bắp Ở Mộc Bài (Corn fields in Mộc Bài), a canvas by Lâm Trí Trung.
All of the prize-winning works feature southern people’s everyday life and work.
The show also includes works by young sculptors and painters such as Nguyễn Thị Tố Uyên and Hồ Minh Quân.
The exhibition at 97 Phó Đức Chính Street in District 1 will close on August 16. Entrance is free. — VNS