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Weeks-long exhibition marks HCMC Fine Arts Association’s 40th anniversary

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The HCMC Fine Arts Association is organizing a weeks-long exhibition to mark the 40th anniversary of its establishment on November 28.

The exhibition will showcase 333 sculptures, paintings, installations and graphic works with diverse mediums such as wood, metal, oil on canvas, lacquer and watercolor.

A painting titled “Join hands to fight the Covid-19 pandemic” by Le Tan Dat displayed at the exhibition – PHOTO: NLD

Most of the artworks on display were selected from 670 works created during creative camps held by the association in HCMC, Binh Duong, An Giang, Phu Yen, Ninh Thuan, Binh Dinh, Buon Ma Thuot and Gia Lai this year. 

Besides popular topics such as the country’s landscapes, the Vietnamese people’s daily lives, and family love, some works also depict the efforts of frontline forces and the people in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

A corner of the exhibition – PHOTO: COURTESY OF ORGANIZER

“Although the artists faced numerous difficulties during the pandemic and social distancing, they have been working hard to create more quality works,” shared Nguyen Xuan Tien, chairman of the HCMC Fine Arts Association.

“Through their works, the artists want to introduce their inner worlds and feelings of creativity to the viewers,” he added.

The exhibition is open to the public at the HCMC Fine Arts Association, 218A Pasteur Street, District 3, until December 5. It is also available on the association’s YouTube channel to serve audiences across the country.

“Fading Fog”, a metal sculpture by Tran Viet Ha – PHOTO: COURTESY OF ORGANIZER

The HCMC Fine Arts Association was established in November 1981 to support artists in the city and introduce their works to the public.

From only 300 members, including leading artists such as Trang Phuong, Quach Phong and Huynh Phuong Dong, the association now has more than 700 members. The association also runs 10 clubs of young artists, women artists, veteran artists and ethnic artists, among others.

With the motto of “Arts connecting life”, the association has organized numerous exhibitions to connect artists with art lovers as well as field trips and creative camps for artists.

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