Vietnam Fine Arts Association should emphasise innovation
(VNF) - A ceremony held in Hanoi on December 12th celebrated the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Vietnam Fine Arts Association.
Vo Van Thuong, member of the Political Bureau, General Secretary of the Central Party and head of the Commission for Popularisation and Training at the ceremony. (Photo: Huong Sen)
Vo Van Thuong, member of the Political Bureau, General Secretary of the Central Party and head of the Commission for Popularisation and Training, congratulated the association for its achievements over the past 60 years.
“The association should continue to bring creativity into full play, which is associated with the pride and responsibility of artists to build a Vietnamese fine art with both progressive and traditional identity,” he stressed. “The artists should maintain the true, the good and the beautiful while promoting Vietnam’s fine art to the world.”
He said the association should encourage artist members to create more works with high quality of ideological message and technique; improve the effectiveness of exhibition activities and develop fine art critics.
Since its beginning with just 123 members, the association has vividly depicted the process of building socialism in the north, fighting against invaders in the south and reuniting the country. Many artists visited industrial zones, mines, rural and mountain regions and battlefields to capture the entire country’s fight to win independence and build the nation. Today, the association gathers 1,900 members from across the country, who are joining more and more activities like field trips, camping for painting and exhibiting their works within and outside the country.
There remain some shortcomings within the association. Some artists rely on old ways of creating without any innovation. Some have even copied others or violated copyright. Some important topics like farmers, workers, soldiers and people’s security officers have not been taken seriously.
Painter Tran Khanh Chuong, Chairman of the Vietnam Fine Arts Association, speaks at the ceremony celebrating the 60th anniversary of the association. (VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Dat)
According to the Chairman of the Vietnam Fine Arts Association, painter Tran Khanh Chuong, in the past 60 years, as a socio-political - professional organisation, the Vietnam Fine Arts Association has widely gathered artists of many ages, ethnic groups and regions throughout the country. The Association has created the atmosphere of solidarity, openness and creativity, creating many valuable works, contributing to the building of an advanced Vietnamese art with strong national identity, promoting all aspects of social life, industrialisation and international integration; participating in protecting the sovereignty, territorial integrity of the motherland; and building up the culture and people of Vietnam, etc. Many art exhibitions are of high artistic quality, inheriting and combining traditional values with modern values, exploring and creating new ones.
The association received the Labor Order, first class, in 1960, Ho Chi Minh Order in 1997, and the Gold Star Order in 2007.
The Vietnam Fine Arts Association presents merit certificates to former leaders of the association. (Photo: Huong Sen)
Also at the ceremony, the association gave merit certificates to former leaders of the association and some artists with active contributions to the sector./.