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Saigon Urban Arts 2021 to be kicked off in HCMC in Dec

By Vuong Anh

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HCMC – The French Institute in Vietnam on November 25 held a press conference to announce that the Saigon Urban Arts 2021 (SUA 2021) will be kicked off in HCMC next month.

SUA 2021 is an international art event organized by the French Institute in Vietnam, the Goethe Institute, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and the Franco-German Cultural Fund. 

Emmanuelle Pavillon-Grosser, Consulate General of France in HCMC, said at the press conference that Saigon Urban Arts is one of the biggest art events in the city, further enhancing the relationship between Vietnam and the EU. SUA 2021 is expected to bring street art closer to the public, she added.    

In the first part of the international event, five street artists will jointly make large murals on the A1 apartment building and Villa 48 on Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street in HCMC’s Dist. 1 from December 4 to 18. 

During the event, audiences can witness and learn more about mural art. Their artworks will mainly be influenced by UN’s sustainable development goals. The second part, including art workshops and street art festivals with the attendance of foreign artists, is scheduled to take place in March 2022. 

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