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Contemporary art centre opens in Hanoi
  • | ttvh, | June 10, 2017 04:49 PM
A contemporary art centre was inaugurated in Hanoi on June 6, becoming the city’s the largest-scale and most unique art centre.


New contemporary art centre was inaugurated in Hanoi on June 6

The 4,000 square-metre centre is located inside the Vincom Megamall Shopping Centre in Thanh Xuan District’s Nguyen Trai Street.

The Vincom Centre for Contemporary Art is aimed to collect and preserve the country’s cultural and art heritage as well as works which have historical and artistic values and offer a venue for artists to show their works. It will also introduce new works to the public.

The centre also has a library, tea shop, storage rooms, projection room.

VCCA’s first exhibition named The Foliage is being held, displaying works of 19 Vietnamese and foreign artists.

One of the works of The Foliage is Wish Tree by Yoko Ono, wife of John Lennon. Visitors to the exhibition can write their wishes on small pieces of paper – known as wish-tags – and hang them onto the tree branches.

The wish-tags are collected by Ono, buried in capsules in and around her Imagine Peace Tower in Reykjavik, Iceland, which emanates a skyward light for two months every year, starting on John Lennon’s birthday, ending on each anniversary of his passing. A monument to his memories and legacy, Wish Tree is a celebration of life, love and unity.

The Foliage is open to the public until August 6.

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