A painting on display (Source: Organising Board)

Hanoi (VNA) – Outstanding contemporary paintings by Vietnamese and Hungarian artists are being showcased at an exhibition that opened in Hanoi on November 23.

“The language of the images: Hungarian-Vietnamese Contemporary Exhibition” is jointly held by the Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts and the Hungarian Embassy in Vietnam on the occasion of the Vietnamese Cultural Heritage Day.

In his opening remarks, Hungarian Ambassador Ory Csaba highlighted the strong development of political, economic and cultural ties between Vietnam and Hungary since the two countries set up diplomatic ties nearly 70 years ago.

The two sides have organised various cultural activities, he said, noting that Hungary will open a culture and community centre in Hanoi and plans to build a “little Budapest” in the city.  

With 28 works by 12 Hungarian painters and 31 others by ten Vietnamese artists, the exhibition, to last until December 2, has captured culture, life and people of both countries.

Nguyen Anh Minh, Director of the Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts, said the exhibition demonstrates cooperation and friendship between Vietnam and Hungary and that between the museum and the Hungarian Embassy, and offers an opportunity for artists and art lovers of the two countries to engage in exchanges.  

After Hanoi, the exhibition is scheduled to come to Ho Chi Minh City from December 19 and Hungary’s capital city of Budapest in 2020.-VNA