2021 Saigon international street art scheduled to begin this April
tranthuy02 22-02-2021, 07:39

The first international street art project of its kind in Vietnam, is scheduled to begin this April.



First international street art project in Vietnam to take place in HCM City.

The event called Saigon Urban Arts 2021 (SUA 2021) is scheduled between April and November, featuring a series of cultural activities such as the graffiti art event, urban art spaces, arts workshops for young people, international conference on urban art, music festival and more.

Organised by the French Institute in Ho Chi Minh City (IF HCMV), it will run until November.

On April 24-25, about 10 painters are set to create their works directly before local audience, and the paintings will be on showcase at several venues in HCM City, including the Consulate General of France, and some other localities.

In the last month of the event, a panoply of activities will be held, including a mural painting contest, an exhibition and international seminar on street art, a workshop for young people, and a music festival.

On the occasion, the IF HCMV has launched a young talent competition for Vietnamese artists of over 18 years old. Six outstanding candidates in the qualification will be shortlisted for the final slated for April.

The top three-participants would win the competition and will join an art residency programme in France and the international street art festival slated in HCM City in November.

The municipal supports cultural activities which are considered as events promoting images of the land and Vietnamese people, and HCM City particularly, said Vice chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, Duong Anh Duc./.


Hannah Nguyen

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