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Ceramic mosaic mural marks 25th anniversary of Vietnam-US diplomatic ties

May 01, 2020 | 08:03

"We start the USA Ceramic mosaic mural project in Nghi Tam street," said Nguyen Thu Thuy  – a Vietnamese artist famous for community artworks, on her Facebook page.

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The delegates presenting the draft of the US Ceramic mosaic mural. Photos: Nguyen Thu Thuy

According to Thuy's post, on April 28, a delegation of the Embassy of the United States in Vietnam was led by Deputy Chief of Mission Caryn McClelland along with Thuy, have surveyed the Nghi Tam street's dyke wall to select the location for the ceramic mosaic mural marking the 25th anniversary of Vietnam-US diplomatic relations.

After three artists including Thuy, Nguyen Hoang Tung and Nguyen Doan Son drafted an initial idea, the sketch was edited over and over again, adding images and details according to the suggestions of the cultural officer of the US Embassy.

The ceramic mosaic mural will be 25 metres long and 1.72 meters high, featuring the solidarity and friendship between Vietnam and the US in both the content and the working process.

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The delegates surveying the Nghi Tam street's dyke wall for the location for the ceramic mosaic mural marking the 25th anniversary of Vietnam-US diplomatic relations.

The Hanoi Ceramic wall is one of the major projects that were developed on the occasion of the Millennial Anniversary of Hanoi City which is an art project covering a length of 4 kilometers, covering an area of 6,950 square metres of the wall.

The wall is located on the dyke wall parallel to the road connecting the main access road to the Noi Bai International Airport that connects the old quarter of Hanoi and the newly developed area in the city. This mosaic wall is the largest mosaic art in the world and it received recognition in October 2010 by Guinness Book of World Records for the longest mosaic mural in a public space.

The mosaic mural was originally an idea by Thuy and received full support from the city’s authorities.

With a length of 1,100 metres, the concrete wall on Nghi Tam street in the future will have about 300 metres long for works that show the solidarity and friendship between Vietnam and international friends.

In 2019, two murals depicting the cultural, architectural and natural beauties of Sri Lanka and Taiwan (China) were unveiled./.

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Sri Lanka ceramic mosaic mural on the Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Wall.
ceramic mosaic mural marks 25th anniversary of vietnam us diplomatic ties
A section of a ceramic mosaic mural on Nghi Tam street in Hanoi, supported by Taiwan Excellent, depicts the beauty of culture, architecture, and the nature of Taiwan (China). Photo provided by Thuy
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