Exhibition features contemporary Buddhism hinh anh 1An exhibition on contemporary Buddhism opened at Vietnam University of Fine Arts in Hoan Kiem District on November 19  (Source: baomoi.com)

Hanoi (VNA) – Fifty one paintings and eight sculptures featuring the values of Buddhism are on show in Hanoi.

The event, at Vietnam University of Fine Arts in Hoan Kiem District, opened on November 19 as part of activities welcoming the eighth congress of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) for 2017-2022.

It presents an opportunity for Buddhists and artists to show their interest in Buddhist art, while highlighting the achievements of Vietnam Buddhism over the past five years.

Most of the art works were made from 2010 – 2017 with different styles and materials, including lacquer, oil painting, silk, acrylic, ink, bronze, wood and glass.

According to Most Venerable Thich Minh Hien, deputy head of the VBS’s Culture Department, the event aims to send a message of compassion and wisdom.

The exhibits feature the unique beauty of Buddhist art and inspire people to turn to their origin, he added.

The event will run until November 29.-VNA