Arts Exhibition to honor Buu Chi

Hanoi life through French eyes

To mark the tenth anniversary of the death of Vietnamese artist Buu Chi on Friday the Fine Arts Association of Thua-Thien Hue Province will host a painting program at 26 Le Loi Street, Hue City.

The show includes paintings, most of which are made of oil on canvas. Visitors can learn more about fine arts, life, human fate and the obsession of time in his paintings.

Born in 1948 in Hue City and graduating from Law Faculty, Hue University in 1971, Buu Chi was famous before 1975 with a series of paintings by pen nib, black ink, denouncing war crimes, Saigon’s prison system and calling for peace and freedom. Later he moved to oil on canvas and became famous due to his creativeness and bold ideas.

He also took part in solo and group exhibitions worldwide.

* Photographer Sebastien Laval’s exhibition entitled “Hanoi 18h/6h” will open at Hanoi’s French Cultural Centre L’Espace today, reports VietnamPlus.

The exhibition will feature a series of photos depicting Hanoi’s streets with unusual lights and colors of the night which the artist took from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. over a number of years.

Laval and his photographs are familiar to Vietnamese audiences courtesy of his many exhibitions at L’Espace and at the Hue Festival. His works present another view of Hanoi at night when lamps light street corners, unveiling new colors and new constructions.

The exhibition will last through to January 13 at the center, 24 Trang Tien Street in Hanoi.