Art exhibition marks ASEAN’s 50th founding anniversary

Saturday, 2017-07-29 10:59:02
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NDO/ VNA – Achievements made by the member states in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have been nudged closer to our international friends through a contemporary art exhibition opened at the ASEAN Secretariat Headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia on July 28.

The exhibition entitled “Assemblage: Reflections on ASEAN”, jointly held by the ASEAN Secretariat and ASEAN, is part of the activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of ASEAN next month.

Executive Director of the ASEAN Foundation Elaine said that the exhibition helps ASEAN nations to further understand each other’s culture, thus creating a sympathetic association that can join hands to create a brighter future.

There will be discussions and conferences between the ASEAN member states to evaluate the bloc’s achievements and challenges in the past five decades and outline the strategy for ASEAN’s future, she highlighted.

The displayed art works reflect ASEAN’s development in the last 50 years, with typical cultural characteristics, as well as the dynamism of the regional organisation. Images of the developments in the bloc in the next 50 years are also featured.

In addition, the exhibits represent ASEAN’s potential and diversification, which create a solid and united bloc.

The exhibition will run until August 31.