The exhibition brings together 38 works in different styles and materials, including lacquer, oil painting, silk which were created from 1940 to recent days by 18 Vietnamese painters, including Vietnamese well-known painters, Nguyen Gia Tri (1908 - 1993) , Le Pho (1907-2001), Vu Cao Dam (1908-2000), Mai Trung Thu (1906-1980), Nguyen Tu Nghiem (1922-2016) and other local contemporary artists.
Exhibits include the “Provincial Village” painting by Nguyen Gia Tri who is revered as a master of modern Vietnamese painting and best known for his lacquer works. the “Provincial Village” painting was sold at the highest price at Sotheby's 2017 Autumn Auction that was held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center from September 30 to October 2.
Vietnamese contemporary fine arts once again is introduced in China after 50 years since the first exhibition.
The event co-organized by the China Art Museum and Shanghai Southeast Asia Art also presents hundreds of artworks by artists of China, Australia, Mongolia and Serbia. The display is an occasion for the public living in China to better comprehend and discover the culture of their neighbor
The organization board expects to attract more than 4 million visitors. The display will run until March 31.