National applied arts exhibition opens in Hanoi

Saturday, 2019-10-05 12:46:02
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A set of wooden doors by Tran Nam Tuoc win one of the top two prizes. (Photo: Vietnamnet)
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NDO - The 4th national applied arts exhibition opened at the Hanoi Museum on October 4, displaying notable works by artists from across Vietnam.

Held every five years, the exhibition’s 2019 edition received 568 works created during the 2014-2019 period by 299 artists from 25 provinces and centrally-governed cities, from which 280 were selected for exhibition.

The organisers also awarded two first prizes, four second prizes, six third prizes and 13 consolation prizes to the 25 most outstanding works in the fields of creative design, applied products and decorative products.

The two top prizes went to a set of wooden doors by Tran Nam Tuoc from Hanoi and a set of dragon scale-like rattan lanterns by Nguyen Van Tinh, also from Hanoi.

The exhibition is divided into three sections dedicated to awarded works and works by members of the Arts Council, creative design products, and applied and decorative products.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ta Quang Dong stated that the exhibition is an occasion for the public and those interested in applied arts to appreciate works that are both aesthetically pleasing and useful in daily life.

He added that the exhibition also helps to strengthen connections among designers, artisans, producers, distributors and consumers.

The exhibition will last until October 30.