Vietnam attends contemporary art exhibition in Chile

Saturday, 2019-08-24 17:59:28
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NDO – Two Vietnamese painters, Ly Hoang Ly and Dinh Q. Le, are introducing their respective works, “The view” and “Lotusland”, during an ongoing Asia, Oceania and Pacific exhibition of contemporary art at the La Moneda Cultural Centre in the Chilean capital of Santiago.

The event, which is taking place form August 22 to September 8, is part of the activities to welcome the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting, which is slated for November in Chile.

The exhibition is showcasing 37 works by 19 artists, from Australia, the Philippines, New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Taiwan (China), the Republic of Korea and Indonesia. It aims to enhance understanding of the region’s culture, breaking the boundaries between contemporary art, handicraft and arts of indigenous peoples, as well as raising awareness of the current pressing issues, such as global warming, migration, sustainable development and the natural environment, through the works.

In addition, the exhibition also introduces works from the ninth Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9), held in Queensland’s Brisbane (Australia) from November 2018 to April 2019, and a collection from the Queensland gallery of modern art. This is the first time a selection of works from the Triennial have travelled beyond Queensland.

Many other activities are being held within the framework of the Asia, Oceania and Pacific exhibition of contemporary art, which include introducing food and screening films from participating countries. The Vietnamese Embassy in Chile has also advertised Vietnamese food to international friends on the occasion.