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Discussion Hang Trong Folk Paintings to open in city

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A talk on folk art and Hang Trong painting will take place at The Factory Contemporary Arts Center in District 2, HCMC on November 10-11 with the participation of artisan Le Dinh Nghien, art collector Thanh Uy and researcher Trinh Thu Trang.

A Hang Trong painting

A Hang Trong painting

Le Dinh Nghien is the only surviving artist of Hang Trong painting who maintains his passion in making, restoring and preserving Hang Trong paintings. At the talk,tThe artist will explain folk artworks to participants by both words and on-site demonstration.
Researcher Trinh Thu Trang will talk about a research on Hang Trong folk paintings and the application of theirs details in graphic designing while art collector Thanh Uy will share his reasons for collecting Hang Trong paintings, as well as their unique values in Vietnam traditional designs.
Hang Trong painting is believed to appear in the 17th century in hang Trong Street in Hanoi. the unique art representing the aesthetic, spiritual, and religious values of the people of ancient Hanoi is falling into oblivion.
Several Hang Trong painting collections will be also put on displayed and available for purchase.

By THUY BINH – Translated by Kim Khanh

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