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Korean, Vietnamese artists pay tribute to ‘unending inspiration’

Update: February, 25/2020 - 10:15


Oil paintings at a showcase featuring 44 works in different materials by Korean and Vietnamese artists at the HCM City Fine Arts Association. These work depict women and images of modern life. — Photo courtesy of the organiser    

HCM CITY — Twenty-four Korean and Vietnamese artists are showcasing works in different media as a celebration of the beauty of women.

The event, International Vietnam- Korea Art Exchange Exhibition,  is organised by the HCM City Fine Arts Association to promote cultural exchange between artists of the two countries.   

Although 13 Korean artists cancelled their visit to HCM City due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the event’s opening ceremony at the association that has opened attracted many visitors.

More than 40 works, including oil and lacquer paintings, sculpture and mixed media, are "a gift of love presented to life and women", said Võ Thành Tâm, a student of HCM City Fine Arts University. 

The works are based on fond memories and loves of their lives, he said.

Poster of the event International Vietnam- Korea Art Exchange Exhibition at HCM City Fine Arts' Association. — Photo courtesy of the organiser

Highlighted works include masterpieces of Korean artists Gunho Ko and Nayoung that show images of women in different states and emotions.

A series of works in oil called Yên Bình (Peace) by Vietnamese artist Đài Trang have vivid colours that indicate dreams and passions.

The beauty of women and nature in Trang’s art is accessible and matches the contemporary Vietnamese concept of beauty.

The exhibition can be seen at 218A Pasteur Street in District 1. It closes at 8pm on Wednesday, February 26. — VNS


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