Vietnamese lacquer paintings displayed in Germany
Update: Nov 21, 2016
International art lovers get an insight into the development of the Vietnamese lacquer painting art when visiting an exhibition underway at Fahrbereitschaft exhibition house in Lichtenberg district, Germany’s Berlin.

The lacquer paintings on display are drawn by generations of Vietnamese artists such as Tran Van Can, Nguyen Tu Nghiem, Nguyen Sang and Phan Ke Anh. 

Addressing the opening ceremony on November 17, Vi Kien Thanh, head of the Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST), said the exhibition aims to introduce Vietnamese lacquer paintings and culture in general to friends from Germany and other country, thus helping promoting cooperation between Viet Nam and Germany, including culture and tourism collaboration.

Echoing’s Thanh view, Counsellor of the Vietnamese Embassy in Germany Le Thi Thu said the exhibition offers an opportunity for Germans to understand more about the land and people of Viet Nam. 

Axel Haubrok, Fahrbereitschaft Director, said the paintings are attractive to visitors as they are different from other works showcased at the exhibition house. 

The exhibition, jointly held by the MCST and the Vietnamese Embassy, will run through November 24.