ĐÀ NẴNG — As many as 25 artists from 16 countries are exhibiting their work at an exhibition at the Đà Nẵng Art Museum until August 7 as part of a one-week exchange programme.
The programme is part of the first international fine arts exchange camp hosted by the Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition Department of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, in conjunction with the Đà Nẵng Culture & Sports Department.
More than 50 paintings, graphic works, sculptures and installations by Vietnamese, Australian, Chinese and French, as well as German, Indonesian, Italian and Japanese artists, are on display.
"Cổ Tích Loài Người" (Legend about Human Beings) installation by Vũ Bạch Liên
The artists created a shared painting on acrylic, measuring 1.6 by 2.4m, as a gift to the museum.
“This is a special fine arts exchange to express the solidarity and openness of Việt Nam,” said culture deputy minister Tạ Quang Đông. “Through this, Việt Nam would like to present our images of landscapes and people to friends and tourists.”
"Đà Nẵng Rain" sculpture by Vũ Bình Minh
“Though they were created after a short period, the works express a diversity in styles, ideologies and points of view with specific individual characteristics,” he said.
The artists explored tourism destinations in Đà Nẵng, including Ngũ Hành Sơn Mountain, Sơn Trà Peninsula, Bà Nà Hills, and Hội An ancient town.
"She Loves Roses" painting by Mon Thet.
Many visitors to the exhibition were impressed by the artworks.
“I like the new materials and the way of expression in installations like Cổ Tích Loài Người (Legend about Human Beings) by Vũ Bạch Liên, the painting She Loves Roses by Mon Thet and the metal work Mưa Đà Nẵng (Đà Nẵng Rain) by Vũ Bình Minh,” said visitor Nguyễn Quang Bình.
“They are interesting and young like the artists themselves,” he said. — VNS