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Prize winning works exhibited in Hà Nội

Update: August, 31/2018 - 09:00
On show: Audiences look at a sculpture by Phạm Quang Đạo displayed at the exhibition. — VNS Photo Lê Hương
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Dozens of works of art and literature by winners of the Hồ Chí Minh Prize and the State Prize in 2016 are on display in downtown Hà Nội to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the August Revolution and the National Day.

The event, hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, features work by 13 artists, photographers and writers.

The State and Hồ Chí Minh prizes are the highest honours conferred by the Party and State to outstanding works of art and literature with profound meaning and high artistic value that serve the revolutionary cause and contribute to the development of literature and arts.

In 2016, 18 authors were awarded the Hồ Chí Minh Prize and 95 authors were awarded the State Prize in the fields of literature and art. 

Big cheese: Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam (second from left) visits the exhibition yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Quyết

Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam and the ministry’s leaders attended the opening ceremony at the Fine Arts Museum yesterday.

"Photos have been reprinted from files contributed by authors and the late authors’ families," said Trần Thị Thu Đông, deputy director of the ministry’s Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition Department. "While only small sculptures are displayed, large photographs are shown of the large prize-winning sculptures."

"We regret that we haven’t been able to collect original paintings of some of the painters showcased here yet," she said. "We have here only five original award-winning paintings and some paintings by the artists preserved at the Fine Arts Museum."

"We also display here some recent works by some prize-winning artists to feature a more general view of the artists’ styles," she said.

Nine recent paintings and sculptures by Tạ Quang Bạo, Phan Thị Gia Hương, Cổ Tấn Long Châu, Bửu Chỉ and Đỗ Sơn are exhibited to serve the purpose.

National treasure: Late journalist Lương Nghĩa Dũng (1934-72) of the Vietnam News Agency won the Hồ Chí Minh Prize in photography for his collection titled Những Khoảnh Khắc Để Lại (Remaining Moments) including five photos of the American war. — VNA File Photo

Three photo collections by Vietnam News Agency war correspondents Lương Nghĩa Dũng, Lâm Tấn Tài and Hứa Kiểm are also on display.

Journalist Lương Nghĩa Dũng (1934-72) won the Hồ Chí Minh Prize in photography for his collection titled Những Khoảnh Khắc Để Lại (Remaining Moments), including five photos of the Resistance War Against America.

Lâm Tấn Tài (1935-2001) and Hứa Kiểm (born in 1938) also won the State Prize for their photo collection on the same war.

The exhibition, at the Việt Nam National Museum of Fine Arts, 66 Nguyễn Thái Học Street, will remain open free to the public until September 8. — VNS


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