Open: 4th– 12th, March 2016
Location: Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts
Art Exhibition “Handshake” collects more than 80 works by 16 artists, including 6 Russian artists.
On 3rd March, the opening event of the 5th Art Exhibition Vietnam – Russia Handshake is held in Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum. This year, the organizers send invitation to artists from the South Central Provinces, Central Highlands, Ho Chi Minh City and Russian artists in the city of Magadan, Khabarovsk, Vladivostok.
This is an annual exchange activity between the two countries’ artists, initiated by Prof. Dr. Olga Zotova – Faculty of Journalism and Publishing, Far Eastern Federal University in Russia and Bui Van Quang – the manager of Vietnam Fine arts Association in Khanh Hoa.
According to Bui Van Quang, this is the exhibition with the largest number of participants. Mr Quang said that the subjects of Russian artists in this exhibition are mainly landscapes, realism. The participants are very famous.
The painters exchange the art and culture of the two countries in the outdoor painting sessions at the fishing village, the small islands of Nha Trang and Vladivostok. They are introduced traditional food, music programs and some rural traditions locally.