The exhibition is inspired by Italian fashion. Photo: Lao dong (Labour) newspaper
The event is held at Casa Italia, Hanoi from April 10 to May 3, by the Embassy of Italy and the Hon Dat Viet Bat Trang Art Museum (Bat Trang Museum).
This invaluable legacy of contemporary Vietnamese ceramic art inspired by Italian fashion builds an artistic bridge between Vietnam and Italy and between the East and the West.
Vu Khanh Tung, Director of the museum and the son of artisan Vu Thang, said apart from the 12 ceramic boots, his father created thousands of other works during his 50-year career. Photo: Lao dong (Labour) newspaper
Organizers said the powerful creativity, unique skills and delicate ceramic techniques of Vu Thang, one of only two People's Artists of Bat Trang ceramic village, are exquisitely represented through the image of the boot embroiled with Vietnamese traditional motifs.
Italian Ambassador Antonio Alessandro has described the exhibition as a cultural bridge between Vietnam and Italy. Photo: Lao dong (Labour) newspaper
The highlight of the exhibition is a ceramic pair of shoes that was recognized by Guinness Vietnam in 2013 as the highest quality.
Vu Thang is one of only two People's Artists of Bat Trang ceramic village. Photo: Lao dong (Labour) newspaper
“ Talented craftsmanship from a 700-year-old Vietnamese village and the unique taste for beauty and style of Italy, the “boot-shaped country”, have much in common in spite of their geographical distance: they are both expressions of people's creativity and skillfulness and are deeply connected to each country's traditions and cultural heritage ,” organizers noted.
Each boot is a smooth blend of Vietnam's contemporary art with Italian style. Photo: Lao dong (Labour) newspaper
The exhibition builds an artistic and cultural bridge between Vietnam and Italy: classical Vietnamese elements, such as ceramic motifs and enamel colors, blend with Italian elegance and style, thus making every ceramic work an extraordinary piece of art.
The Bat Trang Museum has established thanks to the enthusiasm and efforts of artisan Vu Thang. It owns hundreds of ancient ceramic artifacts of Bat Trang collected by the late artisan, along with many of his ceramic works./.
An exhibit at the museum. Photo: Lao dong (Labour) newspaper
The collection is expected to be displayed in Rome soon. Photo: Lao dong (Labour) newspaper
A visitor at the exhibition. Photo: Lao dong (Labour) newspaper
The exhibition draws the attention of young people. Photo: Lao dong (Labour) newspaper
A visitor is taking photos at the exhibition. Photo: Lao dong (Labour) newspaper
The event is held at Casa Italia, Hanoi from April 10 to May 3, by the Embassy of Italy and the Hon Dat Viet Bat Trang Art Museum (Bat Trang Museum). Entrance is free. Photo: Lao dong (Labour) newspaper
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