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Vietnamese & Chinese folk paintings exhibited in Beijing

Released at: 12:06, 10/01/2018

Vietnamese & Chinese folk paintings exhibited in Beijing

"The Mouse's Wedding", one of typical Dong Ho folk paintings. Photo: Vietnamtourism.com

Exhibition of folk paintings on the Lunar New Year (Tet) in the two countries on display until January 15.

by Le Diem

An exhibition of folk paintings on the Lunar New Year (Tet) from Vietnam and China is on display in Beijing.

During his official visit to China from January 7 to 9, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien attended the opening ceremony of the exhibition, which is being jointly organized by the International Cooperation Department under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Beijing People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (BPAFFC).

The exhibition aims to honor and preserve the traditional culture the two countries share, particularly the largest and most important festival - the New Year. Cultural values have played an important role in the growing relationship between Vietnam and China, as emphasized by Mr. Nguyen Trung Khanh, Director of the International Cooperation Department, at the opening ceremony.

Ms. Tianyan, Permanent Deputy Head of the Beijing People-to-People Friendship Association, said that all of the paintings at the exhibition introduce Chinese people and visitors at Beijing-based libraries and museums and Beijing-hosted festivals ahead of the New Year to the similarities and differences between the holiday in Vietnam and in China.

Through 65 typical paintings from the two countries at the exhibition, visitors can see the cultural similarities through Dong Ho and Hang Trong folk paintings from Vietnam and folk paintings from 14 areas in China and the collections of leading Beijing collectors.

Artisans will also introduce traditional culture and help visitors study and participate in several stages of the creative process, to preserve the traditional values and folkloric beauty of the paintings. Dong Ho and Chinese paintings of the 12 zodiac animals are being printed and presented to visitors.

The exhibition is open until January 15 at the head office of BPAFFC, 1 Taijichang Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing.

The two countries have agreed to organize more activities to honor their traditional cultures in different themes, to provide the younger generation with greater understanding and strengthen the solidarity and friendship between Vietnam and China.

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