The exhibition, themed ‘Lacquerware – Vietnam and Ottchil – the RoK’, features 27 ottchil (lacquer in Korean) paintings by 25 of the RoK’s painters and 12 pieces by Vietnamese artists.
The exhibits depict the beauty of the landscapes as well as the daily life of the people in both two countries.
On the occasion, a range of workshops, seminars and forums will be held on December 1 at the RoK’s Culture Centre (42 Nguyen Du street, Hanoi), helping the two countries’ artists to learn more about their traditional lacquer arts.
In Vietnam, lacquer is a special type of material extracted from resin of the ‘son’ (lacquer) trees as well as mother of pearl and inlaid sea shells.
Meanwhile, artists in the RoK use the sap from ott-namu trees combined with mother of pearl and inlaid sea shells as the main material for their art works.
The exhibition is expected to contribute to promoting cultural and arts exchange, as well as mutual understanding between the two peoples.
Director of the RoK’s Culture Centre Park Nark Jong expressed his hope that this exhibition would bring lacquer painting in Vietnam and ottchil arts in the RoK closer to people in both countries, as well as open up further co-operation between the two sides’ painters.
The exhibition ‘Lacquerware – Vietnam and Ottchil – the RoK’ will last through December 12.
Some selection from the exhibition: