The Biennale HCMC of the Young Artists 2009 on Thursday afternoon opened for the first time at the University of Fine Arts of HCMC to create a professional playground for artists from 25 to 35 years of age.
Young artists given a playground
By My Tran in HCMC
Visitors inspect the installation work Ngoi nha mau do by Tran Tuan Nghia which won second prize of the Biennale of the Young Artists 2009 - Photo: My Tran The Biennale HCMC of the Young Artists 2009 on Thursday afternoon opened for the first time at the University of Fine Arts of HCMC to create a professional playground for artists from 25 to 35 years of age.
Some 200 works of art, including paintings, sculptures, digital art, installations and ceramics, made by 155 artists who are members of the HCMC young artist, sculptor club, students and young teachers of the university, are on display.
Thirteen works were awarded prizes, in which first prize went to an iron sculpture called Truyen Dong by Tran Viet Ha, second prize to an installation called Ngoi nha mau do by Tran Tuan Nghia and third place to a lacquer painting called Giao Huong by Le Trung Huong.
“Arts now are not only for the artists, but for the community. Young artists now are creative with their own styles and ideas, and they deserve to have a professional playground to promote their works and prove the development of Vietnam’s arts,” said Huynh Van Muoi, chairman of the Fine Arts Association of HCMC.
Artworks are being display at the university, 5 Phan Dang Luu Street, Binh Thanh District, until Dec. 20.