Exhibition celebrates Vietnam-Mexico friendship

The Honorary Consulate of Mexico is holding a photo exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City to commemorate 44 years of friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and Mexico and to honor the value of culture and art between the two countries.

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Two visitors look at photos on display at the “Mexico - Vietnam: At the Crossroads of Vietnam” exhibition in HCMC - Photo: Courtesy of Honorary Consulate of Mexico in HCM City

The “Mexico - Vietnam: At the Crossroads of Vietnam” exhibition takes place on the second floor of Deutsches Haus in District 1, featuring works by Vietnamese and Mexican photographers such as Sergio Camalich, Eunice Chao, Juan Carlos Duran, Hoang Hai Thinh, Luu Viet Hung, and Nguyen Viet Thanh.

Following its success in Hanoi, the exhibition comes to HCMC as part of activities to celebrate the 209th anniversary of the Independence Day of Mexico and the 74th National Day of Vietnam.

The exhibition helps visitors explore the cultures of Vietnam and Mexico through their similarities as well as differences. On display are color or black and white photos of the people, heritage, cultural identities and landscapes of both countries.

According to Mexican Ambassador to Vietnam Sara Valdes Bolano, the exhibition is the fruit of an intended and perhaps unintended exchange of glances at moments of daily life in both countries, illustrating the shared commonalities of two societies thousands of kilometers away and yet so close.

"The exhibition honors both countries through art, sensitive coincidences and creative synergies," she said.

Duran, one of the Mexican photographers joining the exhibition, said he fell in love with Vietnam as soon as he started exploring the country and wanted to introduce its beauty to the world through his photos.

The “Mexico - Vietnam: At the Crossroads of Vietnam” exhibition runs until October 20, offering free admission.

Saigon Times

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