Outstanding fine arts and photography events in 2019

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A set of wooden doors by Tran Nam Tuoc at the fourth National Applied Fine Arts Exhibition. (Photo: Vietnamnet)
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NDO - The Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has announced the most outstanding fine arts and photography events as well as limitations surrounding the sector.

Fine arts events:

1. The fourth National Applied Fine Arts Exhibition (2014-2019):

The exhibition took place from October 4 to November 30 at the Hanoi Museum, aiming to review the creative activities of painters, designers, handicraft artisans, enterprises and trade villages in the field of applied fine arts.

On display were 189 participants’ 280 art works and products. The environmentally friendly exhibits have creative and aesthetic designs as well as offering practical applicability to inspire viewers to use them in their daily life and production.

2. Exhibition “Art In The Forest 2019” (fifth season)

At the exhibition "Art in the forest"

This is a community-based visual art programme which has been held annually since 2015. This year’s event featured numerous impressive, professional, high-quality art works, marking the half-decade journey of creating a unique and exciting art space.

The exhibition was held from October 26, 2019 to October 15, 2020 at Flamingo Dai Lai Resort in Ngoc Thanh ward, Phuc Yen district, Vinh Phuc province.

3. The International Watercolour Exhibition

The exhibition, which took place from April 19-30 at the Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum, drew the participation of 307 watercolour painters from 62 countries and territories, including Vietnam.

The organising board presented awards to the 12 most outstanding works.

4. Exhibition for fine art works of representative Asian artists

At the fine art exhibition of representative Asian artists (Photo: hanoimoi.com.vn)

The exhibition showcased 81 fine art works by 27 artists from 13 Asian countries and territories at the Vincom Centre for Contemporary Art (VCCA) in Hanoi from November 5-25.

The event was an opportunity to promote the fine arts, the land and people of Vietnam, while helping Vietnamese fine art lovers approach the diverse and unique art styles of many artists in the region.

Photography events:

1. The 2019 Youth Photography Festival

The 2019 Youth Photography Festival was organised from October 17-23 at the Centre for Examination and Exhibition of Fine Arts and Photography Works in Hanoi, for young and upcoming photographers aged between 18 and 35.

The event aimed to encouraged the development of photographs among the younger generations, contributing to promoting a creative society.

2. Photo contest themed “Homeland’s Sea and Islands”

At the exhibition for the oustanding art works to the contest "Homeland's seas and islands" (Photo: petrotimes.vn)

The contest was held in 2018-2019, aiming to promoting the position, role, potential and beauty of Vietnamese seas and islands as well as affirming Vietnam’s sovereignty and legitimate interests over the East Sea.

3. The tenth International Art Photography Contest 2019

The contest officially opened in Hanoi on October 8, for all photographers and photography lovers from around the world.

The event attracted over a massive 16,000 photos by more than 1,000 artists from 37 countries and territories worldwide.

4. The International art photography contest titled “Proud of Hanoi”

At the exhibition "Proud of Hanoi"

After nine months of launching, the contest’ organising board received a total of 2,659 works on Hanoi, including 2,514 single and 145 sets of photos, by 430 photographers from eight countries. There were sixteen of the most outstanding entries honoured, including 15 taken by Vietnamese photographers and one by a Singaporean.

The notable photos were exhibited at an exhibition from October 10-14 at the Exhibition House, 45 Trang Tien Street, Hanoi.


The lacquer painting "Spring Garden of North, Central and South" has been damaged.

A lacquer painting titled “Vuon xuan Trung Nam Bac” (Spring Garden of North, Central and South) by master painter Nguyen Gia Tri, which is considered as a national treasure, has been damaged.

During the cleaning process for the painting, the employees of Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum used a kind of flour and rough papers to scratch its surface.

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