Up to 112 pieces of prominent artworks by 100 artists on display at the third youth fine arts festival in Hanoi have exposed the public to contemporary paintings as well as creative graphic ideas, like sculptural installations.

Picked out of 762 entries created between 2011 and June 2014 by young artists aged 18-35, the pieces illustrate various imaginative approaches to techniques and topics that intertwine and create a unique material entity.

The triennial event, running between August 20 and September 5, is to encourage creativity and honour artworks featuring contemporary life through the lenses of young Vietnamese artists, said Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Vuong Duy Bien at the opening ceremony.

As a joint effort between the Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition and the Vietnam University of Fine Arts, the festival will honour winning entries with one first prize, two second prizes, three third prizes, 10 consolation prizes and many other valuables.

The first festival of this kind was held in 2007.-VNA