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Binh Duong Fine Arts and important milestones

Update: 11-12-2023 | 14:07:25

On December 10, 1951, Uncle Ho sent a letter to artists on the occasion of a major art exhibition celebrating the 5th anniversary of the National Day of Resistance (December 19, 1946) and the success of the second National Party Congress. With that milestone, December 10 became the traditional day of the Vietnamese fine arts community. Over the past 72 years, Vietnamese fine arts in general and Binh Duong in particular have left many marks on the journey of creativity and development.

Delegates visit the exhibition.

Uncle Ho's words still echo

During his lifetime, President Ho Chi Minh was very interested in cultural and artistic activities. In a letter sent to all writers and artists in the country, Uncle Ho expressed his affection and concern for artists as well as for literature and art. He asserted: “Arts and culture are also a front. You are soldiers on that front." The letter Uncle Ho wrote to artists is more than half a century old, but the passionate teachings in the letter are still valuable to artists and literary and artistic circles throughout the country.

According to Nguyen Truong Nhat Phuong, Vice Chairwoman of Provincial People's Council, over the past 72 years, the Party and State always pay attention to creating conditions and encouraging artists to explore creativity and develop various types and genres of art. Over the past 72 years, Vietnamese fine arts have left many marks on the journey of creation and development. It is important that artists continue to implement Uncle Ho's teachings, develop creative talents of visual arts, and immerse themselves in work, production, and fighting in the new era.

In Binh Duong province, in recent years, fine arts activities have developed in both quantity and quality, won many high prizes at regional and national playgrounds, serving effectively folks’ demands for arts and cultural enjoyment. It is the result of the continuous efforts of painters and sculptors in the province.

Turning point of innovation

On occasion of the 72nd anniversary of Uncle Ho sending letter to artists and Traditional Day of the Vietnamese fine arts community, Binh Duong Literature and Arts Association coordinated with Binh Duong Fine Arts and Culture Junior College and Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Association held an art exchange exhibition between Binh Duong province and Ho Chi Minh City.

In the joyful atmosphere of the exhibition, Master, Painter Le Quang Loi, Principal of Binh Duong Fine Arts and Culture Junior College, said this was the first time the school coordinated with Provincial Literature and Arts Association and Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Association to organize an exhibition. The exhibition has many artworks of very high value, winning many national, regional and local awards. The exhibition is not only an opportunity for artists from Binh Duong and Ho Chi Minh City to exchange and learn each other's experience, but also an opportunity for teachers and students of the school to approach these sculptures.

Professor, Doctor, People's Teacher, Sculptor Nguyen Xuan Tien, Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Association, said that the exhibition has many new excellent pieces of arts, which are the enthusiasm of artists. With diversity and richness in materials and genres, the artworks have many different visual styles, very unique and meaningful. Artists want to convey deep thoughts from the bottom of their hearts and their emotions during the artistic creation process through each piece. Through that, artists bring viewers into a beautiful, aesthetic world that conveys spiritual values, visual emotions, colors, and shapes, making people feel peaceful, relaxed and motivated to live a better life.

According to musician Pham Dac Hien, Chairman of Binh Duong Provincial Literature and Arts Association, in 2023, Binh Duong fine arts achieved significant successes, such as: B prize (no A prize), two C prizes and two consolation prizes at the Southeast Regional Fine Arts Exhibition held in Ba Ria - Vung Tau. In particular, sculptor Chau Tram Anh, lecturer of Binh Duong Fine Arts and Culture Junior College, with the work "Southern Love Song" won second prize (no first prize) at the five-year national sculpting competition and exhibition held by Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. In 2024, Binh Duong Fine Arts will host the Southeast Regional Fine Arts Exhibition. The Association hopes to receive many artworks from artists of provinces and cities in the region to contribute to the success of the exhibition.

The exhibition is open for free from December 9 to 17, at Binh Duong Fine Arts and Culture Junior College. The exhibition has 59 authors who are members and collaborators from Binh Duong and Ho Chi Minh City with 72 pieces. The works presented are very diverse and rich in many genres, such as: oil paintings, lacquer, glass paintings, silk paintings, round statues, reliefs made of many materials such as bronze, stone, wood, ceramic, and synthetic.

Reported by Thuc Van - Translated by Ngoc Huynh


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