Applied works of art exhibited | Culture – Sports

Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ta Quang Dong (second from right) views works on display at the exhibition. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNS/VNA) – More than 200 modern and traditional models of
applied art works of 138 authors from all over the country are exhibited at the 5th National Fine Arts Exhibition.

The works are finalists selected from 538 entries in a competition launched more than four months ago which saw the participation of 183 authors from 25 localities in the country.

Addressing the opening ceremony of the exhibition on September 13, Vice Minister of Culture Ta Quang Dong admitted that the competition is a grand cultural event organized by the ministry and other relevant agencies to praise the creative results of domestic artists over the past three years.

“The event encourages and guides artists to create and design products with values ​​of applicability and aesthetics,” he said. “The event also helps strengthen ties between designers, artisans, producers, distributors and customers.”

The organizers awarded two sets of prizes including 22 prizes to the most distinguished works in two categories, namely creative design and applicable products.

The Creative Design Awards include one First Prize, two Second Prizes, three Third Prizes. The first prize of 30 million VND (1,269 USD) in cash was awarded to the group of Le Thi Thu Thao, Bui Hanh Luu and Tran Thi Le Quyen (of Hanoi FPT University) for the work titled “Unzipped – Support Teenagers on Genders and Prevent Sexual Abuse”.

In the applicable product category, no first prize was awarded while two second, four third and five incentive prizes were awarded.

Two second prizes, worth VND 20 million each, were awarded to Le Duy Duc (from northern Son La province) with a work titled Co Tu Mon (Old Pagoda Gate) and Nguyen Van Tinh (from Hanoi) with a work titled Binh Hoa Dan Tre (flower vase made by Bamboo Knitting).

Vice Minister Dong said it was a chance for art lovers to see a variety of materials, creative forms, diversity in graphic art and product design.

“Artists have various new ideas and designs with the latest technology trends and various ways of expression aimed at benefiting the community,” he said.

The official pointed out that the applicable product category includes various products based on a traditional craft basis.

“The two categories reflect the current life of Vietnamese applicable fine arts, with traditional values ​​going hand in hand with technological development and international design trend,” he said.

The exhibition will continue until September 27 at Vietnam Hanoi Museum of Ethnology./.

Christopher S. Washington