Best sculptures displayed at national exhibition
On the display are 286 works of 230 sculptors, including the eldest Dinh Ru (76), and the youngest Quoc Tien (22), both from Ho Chi Minh City. They were made from various kinds of materials, including bronze, stone, wood, steel, and iron, and arranged in the form of installation art.
The exhibits show a burning desire for creativeness and innovation to enhance their traditional values in the globalization process.
The organizing board has given 21 first prizes, two second prizes, four third prizes, and 15 consolation prizes on the occasion.
Russia, Vietnam boost literature exchange
Russian and Vietnamese literature lovers will have a chance to indulge their passion for five books featuring the two countries’ famous literature works which were made public in Hanoi in both language on December 10.
The publication is part of a literature translation project jointly carried out by the Vietnam-Russia Literature Fund, the The Gioi (World) Publisher, Literature Publishing House of Vietnam and the Lokid Premium Publishing House of Russia as from 2012.
Yu. Lavrenev, Director of the Hanoi-based Russian Centre for Science and Culture described the publication of the books as a symbol of close-knit friendship between Vietnam and Russia.
The five books include “Stepantsikovo village and residents” translated into Vietnamese by Vo Minh Phuc, “The Insulted and Humiliated” translated by Anh Ngoc, “The last war” translated by Dao Minh Hiep, “Marian Tkachev-Talented and Wholehearted Friend” edited by Thuy Toan and Pham Cu, and “Butterfly Fairy” translated into Russian by Inna Zinionina.
Mural painting exhibition in Hanoi
A mural painting exhibition in the name of “Abilight” by the Hitotzuki team will open at the Japan Foundation for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam on December 14 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Japan.
Their distinctive world-view stems from the fluid interaction between the dynamically flowing curves fashioned by Kami, and the strong and flamboyant symmetric motifs engineered by Sasu who are co-founders of Hitotzuki in 1999 as an artistic collaboration.
“Abilight” is a new word deriving from “Ability” and “Light”. It conveys a positive message to the Vietnamese visitors to share feelings about the future.
A wide range of products designed by Hitotzuki including T shirts, bags, caps, skateboards, watches and cups also be displayed at the opening ceremony with the participation of dancers from Vietnam Youth Theatre performing in dresses which bear similarity to the colour and design of the mural paintings.
14 new special national relics unveiled
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has signed a decision recognizing 14 sites as special national relics.
1. Truong Son – Ho Chi Minh Road located in the provinces of Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang BInh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien Hue, Quang Nam, Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Dak Lak, Dak Nong and Binh Phuoc).
2. Hai Ba Trung Temple (in Hanoi’s Me Linh district)
3. Hat Mon Temple historic relic (in Hanoi’s Phuc Tho district)
4. Tran dynasty historic relic (in Quang Ninh’s Dong Trieu district)
5. Tran Hung Dao forest (in Cao Bang province’s Nguyen Binh district)
6. Ben Hai wharf and Hien Luong bridge (Vinh Linh and Gio Linh districts, Quang Tri province)
7. Quang Tri ancient citadel and locations to celebrate the incident of 81 days and nights in 1972 (Quang Tri’s Hai Lang and Trieu Phong districts)
8. Chuong Thien victory site (in Hau Giang’s Vi Thanh city and Long My district)
9. Phu Dong Temple architecture and historic site (in Hanoi’s Gia Lam district)
10. Hoan Kiem lake and Ngoc Son Temple historic relics (Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi)
11. Tay Dang Temple architecture site in (Hanoi’s Ba Vi district)
12. But Thap Pagoda architecture site (Bac Ninh’s Thuan Thanh district)
13. Dau pagoda architecture site (Bac Ninh’s Thuan Thanh district)
14. Cat Ba archipelago (in Hai Phong’s Cat Hai district)
Vietnam now has a total of 48 special national relics.