Vietnamese propaganda posters on show in Slovakia

Sunday, 2019-09-08 17:36:36
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Visitors to the exhibition at the headquarters of the Slovak Ministry of Culture in Bratislava. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Nearly 80 propaganda posters created by Vietnamese painters between 1945 and 2000 are being showcased at an exhibition held at the headquarters of the Slovak Ministry of Culture in Bratislava city.

The display, opened on September 5, is organised by the Vietnamese Embassy in Slovakia and the Eleutheria Foundation as an activity to mark the 74th National Day of Vietnam.

The posters were collected by Italian entrepreneur Francesco Augusto Razetto, who is also President of the Eleutheria Foundation. They used to be exhibited in some countries like the Republic of Korea, Italy and Croatia, as well as at the headquarters of the European Parliament.

Opening the event, Vietnamese Ambassador Duong Trong Minh said the exhibition will help enhance mutual understanding and friendship between Vietnamese and Slovak peoples, while serving as a channel for Slovaks and visitors from other countries to learn more about the Southeast Asian nation.

He noted the collection is very valuable as it includes a number of works by famous painters of Vietnam and many others created anonymously since their painters laid down their lives right in battlefields after drawing them.

“We wish to introduce the posters to the Slovak public and international friends so that they can know more about the history of national development and defence of Vietnam in the past as well as at present,” Minh said.

Razetto said he collected the posters in Vietnam in 12 years and selected them according to the topics important to the country. He said he thinks they will be valuable once showcased in Europe and hopes that the works will be exhibited in many European countries.

The exhibition will run through September 22.