Russian artists come to show 76 paintings
Update: Mar 26, 2014
Eleven Russian artists are joining hands with three Khanh Hoa Province-based artists to display their artworks at a group exhibition in HCMC.

On the display at the ‘Handshake. Again’ exhibition at HCMC Fine Arts Museum are 110 artworks, with 76 of them from the Russians. The Russian works depict the beauty of the country and people of Russia.

The artworks are made mainly of oil on canvas and in diverse styles from traditional to contemporary art trends. Visitors can take a visual journey to explore the culture, famous destinations, daily life and portraits of Russian people.

“Art is the mute yet colorful language and we hope Vietnamese people can sense the soul of Russia as well as Russian art style,” said curator Olga Zotova at the opening of the exhibition.

The participating artists are Bui Van Quang, Le Van Duy and Le Tri from Viet Nam, and Russia’s Forostovsky Sergey, Kholmogorova Maria, Kozmina Lidia, Makeev Evgeny, Medvedev Vitaly, Nikitchik Olga, Pikhtovnikov Evegeny, Pikhtovnikova Marina, Podskochin Oleg, Schegoleva Anna and Tkachenko Evegeny. The Russian artists are from the Far East, Siberia and Saint-Petersburg.

This is the third exhibition within the ‘Handshake’ project which was launched in 2012 by Russian and Vietnamese artists to bolster cultural exchanges between the two countries.

The Russian artists take this occasion to have exchanges with Vietnamese artists and students and make artworks that depicts landscapes and daily life in Viet Nam. “We are living in the very cold place and the sudden change into a very warm city and many splendid attractions in the tropical country are endless inspirations for us to make works,” said Forostovsky Sergey. “We cannot miss this chance.”

The exhibition runs until March 30 at the museum, 97 Pho Duc Chinh Street in HCMC’s District 1.