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Major art exhibition celebrates National Day

Update: August, 21/2018 - 09:00
Twisted: Phố Dây (City of Wire), a sculpture made of iron by Trần Việt Hà. — VNS Photo Phương Mai
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY— An art exhibition of 259 paintings, graphic art works and sculptures has opened at the HCM City Fine Arts Museum as part of the city’s celebrations of the 73rd National Day, which falls on September 2. 

Siu Quý, steering vice chairman of the HCM City Fine Arts Association, the exhibition’s organiser, said: “On display are the results of creative camps that the association launched at the beginning of this year.”    

The exhibits include 177 paintings, 44 graphic works and 60 sculptures by 164 members of the association and 68 non-members.

The works are in various media, including oil, watercolour, silk, lacquer, wood, cooper and ceramic.

They reflect a wide range of topics, covering the country’s landscapes, culture, people and daily life.

They also feature the development of HCM City over the years, and the task of protecting the nation’s seas and islands.

The association has given prizes to the top works, many of which feature peaceful life in modern society.

These include Bến Thuyền (Wharf), an oil painting by Phạm Đình Tuấn; Bình Yên (Peace), a lacquer painting by Nguyễn Quốc Nam; Điểm Tựa (Fulcrum), a stone sculpture by Phạm Nguyễn Quốc Huy, and Phố Dây (City of Wire), a sculpture made of iron by Trần Việt Hà.

Quý said: “The exhibition has quality art works, most of them productions of young people. We highly appreciate their efforts and will continue to encourage and support young talents.”

The exhibition will be open to the public at 97A Phó Đức Chính Street in District 1 until August 30. –VNS




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