Pinay is third in Vietnam graphic arts tilt

Published November 16, 2020, 12:41 PM

by Richa Noriega

Filipino artist Maria Victoria Abano won third place in this year’s 3rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations graphic arts competition and exhibition organized by the Vietnam Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism.

Philippine Embassy in Hanoi Chargé d’Affaires Paul Vincent Uy with Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ta Quang Dong beside the winning piece of Filipino artist Ma. Victoria Abano entitled, “Man, Woman – Human”.
(Hanoi PE photo via DFA / MANILA BULLETIN)

The Department of Foreign Affairs said Abano’s sculpture entitled, “Man, Woman – Human,” is among 117 works of 82 artists from 10 ASEAN member-countries selected for the exhibition at the Vincom Center for Contemporary Art from Nov. 6 to 25.

Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism Ta Quang Dong said that the artistic event aims to enhance understanding and solidarity among ASEAN states.

It also offers a chance for painters in the region to meet and share their achievements, and introduce their countries, people, and cultures to others, he added.