The Hanoitimes - From 18 to 21, an applied fine art exhibition, featuring the portraits of the APEC economic leaders 2017, will be held at the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi.
The event aims to celebrate the success of the 2017 APEC Economic Leaders’ Week, which took place in Da Nang city in Vietnam, from November 6 to 11. The exhibition will gather valuable paintings that have been grafted from ceramic pieces from Dong Nai province, as well as a number of photos of ceramic paintings, featuring the portraits of 21 leaders from the APEC member economies in 2017.
One of the painting about US President Donald Trump will be displayed at the exhibition.
In which, the exhibition will introduce the portraits of President Ho Chi Minh, General Vo Nguyen Giap, Vietnamese Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.
The exhibition are the achievements of an art project that was implemented by the Chien Thang Joint Stock Company and OSSSO Trade and Service limited company (Ho Chi Minh City), in collaboration with a group of painters and artisans from Dong Nai, during 2016 - 2017.
With colorful ceramic pieces that were baked at high temperatures in Bien Hoa city, Dong Nai province, the talented artisans cut the ceramics into small pieces and then skillfully grafted them, creating beautiful portraits.
The frames were designed respectfully with harmonious colours, contributing to highlighting the beauty and solemnity of the paintings. Once finished, the quality and aesthetics of the paintings were appreciated by the relevant authorities and experts.
On the occasion of the 2017 APEC Economic Leaders’ Week, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc presented many paintings as gifts for several leaders. The rest will be presented to the other leaders through the embassies of the countries and territories in Vietnam. After Hanoi, the exhibition will be held in Dong Nai Province and Ho Chi Minh City.
APEC is a forum for 21 Pacific Rim member economies that promote free trade throughout the Asia-Pacific region. It was established in 1989 in response to the growing interdependence of Asia-Pacific economies and the advent of regional trade blocs in other parts of the world; to defuse fears that highly industrialised Japan (a member of G8) would come to dominate economic activity in the Asia-Pacific region; and to establish new markets for agricultural products and raw materials beyond Europe.
An annual APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting is attended by the heads of government of all APEC members except Republic of China (Taiwan) (which is represented by a ministerial-level official under the name Chinese Taipei as economic leader).
The location of the meeting rotates annually among the member economies, and a famous tradition, followed for most (but not all) summits, involves the attending leaders dressing in a national costume of the host country. APEC has three official observers: the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Secretariat, the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council, and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat.
APEC's Host Economy of the Year is considered to be invited in the first place for geographical representation to attend G20 meetings following G20 guidelines.