On February 11, the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee hosted a ceremony to receive the certificate in recognition of ‘Đờn ca tài tử’ as an “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” from UNESCO at the Reunification Palace. UNESCO’s recognition of ‘Đờn ca tài tử’ reflects the appreciation and respect of the international community for the unique Vietnamese art form, said Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung at the ceremony. The acknowledgement not only brings pride to Vietnamese people but also contributes to the preservation of the cultural treasures of the world. The accolade represents the vitality of Vietnamese traditional culture during its process of integration into the world’s culture, the premier added. … [Read more...] about France show ‘reshapes’ Vietnamese art ‘Đờn ca tài tử’
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Some of the participating artists pose for a group photo at the opening ceremony of the International Vietnam-Korea Art Exchange Exhibition - PHOTOS: COURTESY OF HCMC FINE ARTS ASSOCIATION HCMC – Twenty-two Vietnamese and South Korean artists are showcasing their artworks at a fine arts exhibition in HCMC. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese, Korean artists hold fine arts exhibition in HCMC
Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Art Photo Contest and Exhibition 2020 was launched at a ceremony in Hanoi on February 25. Deputy head of the Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ma The Anh said the contest is open to both professional and amateur Vietnamese photographers aged 18 and above. The entries must belong to the categories of realism and thought, and should be taken in 2019 and 2020. They can be sent to the organising board from now until the end of June 30 as single photos or photo groups. Each photographer can submit a maximum of 10 single photos or five photo sets, which have yet to be displayed or win prizes at any national and international contests held by the ministry and the Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists. The biennial event aims to introduce to the public, both locally and internationally, outstanding works of Vietnamese photographers./. … [Read more...] about Vietnam Art Photo Contest and Exhibition 2020 launched