Viet Art Today 2016 is in its final round with 20 sets of paintings of Vietnamese young artists (born from 1976). The competition has first, second and third prizes which are worth over VND 2.6 billion, VND 1.5 billion and VND 1 billion respectively. It is organized by Young Artists’ Club (Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Association) and sponsored by Galerie Nguyen (HCMC). The judging panel members include Ildegarda E. Scheidegger (Ph.D. of Art, a former Director of Asian Fine Art of Sotheby’s Auctio
(thesaigontimes.vn)-The Viet Art Today 2016 contest, jointly held by The V Art and Young Artists’ Club of the HCMC Fine Arts Association and sponsored by Galerie Nguyen, is a meaningful and interesting program to help establish a professional art market for local young artists. Talents who emerge at the contest will be given the best conditions to expose their ability and contribution to the fine arts industry in Vietnam and to have an opportunity to enter art markets in the world.
With first prize worth up to over VND 2.6 billion, VietArt Today 2016 which is jointly organized by The V Art and Young Artists’ Club (Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Association) and sponsored by Galerie Nguyen has attracted a lot of attention of Vietnamese young artists. Being a member of the judging panel, Curator Thanh Kieu Moeller (Singapore) holds positive expectations about the competition and the future of Vietnamese fine arts.
The Vietart Today 2016 has just been kicked off with First Prize exceeding 2.6 billion dong. The prize value is really striking as so far, prizes awarded in fine arts competitions in Vietnam are mainly representative and thus modest. Painter Uyen Huy (President of Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Association, former Rector of Ho Chi Minh City University of Fine Arts) is the professional advisor of this contest. Here is his sharing with Education and Times Newspaper.