HN and HCMC – “The Language of the Images”: Hungarian – Vietnamese...

HN and HCMC – “The Language of the Images”: Hungarian – Vietnamese Contemporary Painting Exhibition

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Opening: Fri 23 Nov 2018, 4 pm
Exhibition: 23 Nov – 02 Dec 2018, 8.30 am – 5 pm
Vietnam Fine Arts Museum
66 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Ba Dinh Dist., Hanoi

Exhibition: 19 – 26 Dec 2018
HCMC Fine Arts Exhibition

From Embassy of Hungary in Hanoi:

The Embassy of Hungary in Hanoi in coordination with the Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum is holding the exhibition entitled “The Language of the Images: Hungarian – Vietnamese contemporary painting exhibition”.

“Regardless of the place where the artists live, they are going to use the language of creation, a universal language for expressing ideas and feelings. A language shared by artists across the world, one that holds a mirror for us, a mirror in which we can perceive our world. There might be different styles and directions in expressing art, since the artist will also always reflect the moment in time and the traditions he is living in. However! Contemporary art will share so many codes, traits and so many parallel meanings that are not depending on the very moment or the very place when and where the artworks are created.

The creative process is meant to reflect the world as we know it, to show us the problems, the joys, the pain and the frustration of it all. Art uses specific codes and it works in its own style and ultimately, the artwork itself will become the answer and the judgement.

Art is giving us the gift of emotions and beauty in a specifically constructed way, even if this experience needs a de-coding which is different from our everyday context. Art works hard to relay to us the spiritual content and to deliver us the message, no matter which part of the world the artist lives in. That particular piece of art will give us the most: the essence and the truth of our world, by using the language of the images. It will be the very mirror of our times, of our inner world and of our spirits, and art is going to tell us of sense and of sensibility.

At the end of the day, art is always going to be universal, independent and autonomous.”

– Márta Simonffy
President, Association of Hungarian Fine and Applied Artists

“The world is flattening and cultures can exist at global levels. At the very beginning of the new century, Vietnam is still an interesting and trustworthy art destination for international artists to exchange and communicate with each other.

There aren’t distance gaps in terms of language, material, and creative tendencies. Every country has its own bittersweet narratives of contemporary society and human destinies in every corner of the world are almost the same.

The seamless integration of Vietnamese Art after three decades of renovation (Doi Moi) has removed the East-West cultural gaps. International or Regional Art Activities are held on a daily basis along with the wings of Creation.

Therefore, all other kinds of Beauty, other stories of joys and sorrows are always reserved, stored in our souls and seemingly, there come one day, they emerge at once to show their identities through many works of art.

This beautiful and cozy encounter in this exhibition between the Hungarian and Vietnamese Contemporary artists is forming a Bridge between centuries of our artful relationship.”

– artist Luong Xuan Doan
Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Fine Arts Association


Barabás Zsófi
Bikácsi Daniella
Csurka Eszter
Illényi Tamara
Jovián GyöRgy
Kovács Lola
Lévay Jenő
Mayer Berta
ŐRy Annamária
Szotyory László
Várnay Gyula
Vécsey Gábor

Đặng Xuân Hòa
Đặng Thu Hương
Lê Thừa Tiến
Nguyễn Công Cừ
Lý Hùng Anh
Lê Quý Tông
Hà Mạnh Thắng
Nguyễn Đình Vũ
Vũ Trung
Nguyễn Đình Hoàng Việt

Information of all artists in the exhibition could be found here:

Embassy of Hungary in Hanoi
9th Floor, Hanoi Lake View, 28 Thanh Nien, Hanoi
Tel: (+84-24) 3771-5714
Email: [email protected]

Vietnam Fine Arts Museum
66 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Ba Dinh Dist., Hanoi
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday, 8.30 am – 5 pm
Telephone: +84 (0)243 733 2131 – Hotline: 1800 6576


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